As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
Ghana's school feeding programme has reached millions of children in the past 11 years. It does important work, but needs more support to grow and become sustainable.
More than 15 million children live in homes that do not have enough food. However, the number of children taking advantage of free breakfast in schools is low. What can schools do?