Frequently Asked Questions

The “I Eat Healthy at My School” program aims to help students from preschool to secondary school, to be in good physical, social and mental health. The program focuses on developing healthy eating habits and culture, ensuring access to safe food, and increasing physical activity.

The goal of the program is to increase awareness about healthy eating, food safety, food security and quality in schools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education. The program also aims to ensure compliance with international standards, improve environments where safe and high-quality food is served, promote healthy, adequate, and balanced nutrition habits, and support physical activity.

When preparing the “I Eat Healthy at My School” program, special attention was given to the characteristics of students with special needs (such as autism, Down syndrome, etc.) and those with specific conditions (such as diabetes, celiac disease, etc.), as well as the information needs of parents and teachers. The program also takes into account the physical characteristics of schools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education.

The program does not have a specific duration. It is an ongoing program that continues throughout the academic year.

The program include activities to develop environments where safe and high-quality food is served to children according to national and international standards, increase the effectiveness of the program through the participation of students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders, ensure the continuity and improvement of the program conditions, promote healthy eating habits and regular physical activity, combat obesity, and raise awareness about food safety, security, and quality.

The target audience of the program includes students (at all levels, including students with special needs), teachers, parents, and school food service personnel (such as cafeteria and canteen).

The program includes the creation of daily menus and meal planning for students with special needs to ensure the adequate and balanced diet. For students with specific conditions or sensitivities to certain foods, meal planning takes into consideration allergens and individual needs. Parents and school food service personnel are informed about these arrangements.

The program aims to increase parents’ awareness of healthy eating and help them make their children’s meals more balanced and nutritious, taking into account their children’s age and specific conditions. It also provides guidance to parents on supporting their children’s specific physical activity needs.

School food establishments have the responsibility to contribute to students’ adequate and balanced nutrition and ensure their access to safe and nutritious food that aligns with the program’s goal and objectives

The materials and equipment used to support physical activities in the program are designed to help students exercise different muscle groups, strengthen their skeletal systems, and engage in activities like balancing, climbing, walking, running, pushing, and pulling.

School health nurses will be the program coordinators at the schools where they work as part of the program.