Analyzing and evaluating school health nutrition policy of ministry of education in Zambia
Happy Chileshe Nsakanya
The development of any nation or community entirely depends on the education gained by the people in a particular country. It is further believed that the basis for any real development must start with the development of human resources; this is main reason for each and every country worldwide is trying to provide quality education to all citizens. It has been argued that health is an important factor for academic achievements at school level and even in higher education. Therefore, understanding the nature of the causal relationship between health and education is cardinal in order to develop effective interventions to nutritional deficiency in learners in order to provide quality education. From a SHN policy point of view understanding the relationship between health and education is essential to formulate new possible policy interventions targeted to the improvement of children’s status in developing countries. School health and nutrition programmes have a contribution to achieve Education for All objectives by helping to ensure that children benefit from quality education and reach their educational potential. The reveal has established that between 2000 and 2019, the presence and scope of school health and nutrition has been encompassed in the four Pillars (components) that were incorporated substantially in ESPs. Three of these pillars have large upfront costs and the fourth pillar requires recurring huge annual budgetary allotments. The main thrust of this review was to evaluate the SHN policy, critically understanding the components of the policy, to what extent the policy is effectively being implemented by educational institutions in the country.
Happy Chileshe Nsakanya. Analyzing and evaluating school health nutrition policy of ministry of education in Zambia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 9, 2019, Pages 171-175