International School Meals Day, is observed globally on the second Thursday in March. This day underscores the importance of good nutrition in education and the role of healthy school meals in the development and learning of children. In the UK, schools and educational institutions use this day to highlight the value of balanced diets and the impact of proper nutrition on students’ academic performance and overall well-being. Activities often include educational workshops, themed school meals, and discussions about food sustainability and global hunger issues.
The day also serves as an opportunity for sharing best practices and cultural food experiences, fostering a global understanding among students. International School Meals Day not only focuses on the nutritional aspect of school meals but also promotes the broader educational message of global food citizenship.