Nutrition Education and School Feeding in Uganda
Organizer | Iowa State University
Subjects Covered | Capacity Building, Childhood Hunger, Economic/Community Development, Education, Equity and Intersectionality within the Food System, Food Access, International Food Security, Nutrition
Target Audience | Students interested in international development, agriculture, and service learning opportunities
Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods impacts school feeding for over 3000 children in elementary schools in Kamuli, Uganda through a school garden program. The program has operated continuously since 2006 and school gardens serve as an outdoor learning laboratory and provide inputs into the school lunch program. Best practices and lessons learned through activities by bi-national teams of university students from Iowa State and Makerere University in Uganda will be shared.
Attendees will learn the importance of including culture when developing hunger solutions, be taught how to make Nyoyo, a meal served in the school lunch program, and will learn how to build low input keyhole as well as sack gardens.
Dr. Dorothy Masinde
Dr. Kevin Duerfeldt | Lecturer, Iowa State University
Iowa State University
Train students to efficiently manage the world’s resources on an international level integrating social, agricultural and natural sciences.