For more information contact: Ms. Dorothy Khonje National School Health & Nutrition Coordinator MoE Lilongwe, Private Bag 328, Lilongwe 3 01-788-568 or 08-844-520 or firstname.lastname@example.org; 01- 788- 08- 844- email@example.com; Or Stacia Nordin, Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org Ministry of Education School Health & Nutrition ProgrammePresentation of PermaCulture Programme Pilot:• Stacia Nordin, National SHN Advisor (GTZ)• Byson Njikho, Mulanje Mission CCAP• Chris Walker, Advisor Permaculture Schools
Ministry of EducationSchool Health & Nutrition Goal: By 2015 Malawi will have healthy, well-nourished school aged children to achieve theiroptimum potential to learn.
MoAFS MoEST MoH National Coordinator National Coordinator National Coordinator School Nutrition School Health and Nutrition School Health Secretariat SN Sub-C Chair, SHN TWG and Subcommittees Secretariat SH Sub-C 8 Agric Dev Divisions 6 Education Divisions 5 Health ZonesFood & nutrition Officers Education Methods Advisors Zone Supervisor 27 Agricultural Districts 33 Education Distrcts 27 Health Districts District SN Coor District SHN Coor District SH Coor~ 500 extension plan areas ~300 Education Zones ~ 500 health centresAgric Extension Dev Coor. Primary Education Advisor Medical Assistant ~5,307 Schools ~ 5,000 sections Teachers, Learners, ~5,000 catchment areas Health Surveillance AssistantsAgric Extension Dev Officers School Management Community Health Nurses Committees
Activities: School Landscape matches curriculumHEALTH Types of Health activities:• Disease Prevention • education, role modelling healthy living• Disease Treatment • natural/western treatments, not sick often• Water • borehole adequate and cared for, runoff water used• Hygiene • handwashing, clean learners and teachers• Sanitation • toilets adequate/healthy/safe, resources recycled• School Blocks • adequate for enrolment, healthy and safeNUTRITION Types of Nutrition activities:• Foods & meds grown/used • 6 groups, area appropriate, agric water, soil, etc.• Eating food • before school and at 10:00 - food from home or school
Sustainable Programme: PermacultureIn a 2003 survey of school feeding programmes 92 percent of theschools surveyed stated that they would be unable to continue the feeding programme if the donors pulled out. Menezes, L. The importance of food aid for education: A study about the impact of the School Feeding Programme of the Malawi-German Basic Education Programme in selected pilot schools. April-September 2003. p. 51.
Vision Diverse Foods Produced To have a Sustainably Sustainable School Food & Nutritionprogramme in allprimary schools in Malawi. EcoSan latrines produce rich, organic, free fertilizer
Current Meal (Malawi example, but also worldwide) Malnutrition - Monoculture focused on cropping leads to energy alone High risk of High risk of crop failure food insecurityDetrimental to soil High inputs / environment
Better MealBalanced Nutrition Diversified - focused on all Planting nutrientsIncreased Increasedchance of Food Security yields Better for soil Fewer inputs / environment
Current Meal Better MealToo much: Carbohydrate Balance of: Carbohydrate, Protein & FatNot enough: Protein, Fat, Vitamins, Minerals & Water Plenty of: Vitamins, Minerals & Water SAME AMOUNT OF FOOD OVERALL!
Malawi’sFood Guide:6 Food Groups Changed from 3 food groups in 2000
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