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Food Distribution in School Feeding Programmes in Brazil

Abstract : School feeding programmes are essential to face malnutrition in several countries. These programmes promote healthy feeding for children at the school-age; however, they have been suffering from distribution problems, mainly due to poor logistics infrastructure in many areas. One way to improve the distribution is to reduce the distance of the delivery routes. Thus, this chapter presents a study conducted in the city of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, which it was evaluated the distribution process of fresh food from local farmers to schools’ canteens. Using a geographic information system, spatial analysis, it was proposed an optimized solution to this distribution. The research proved that changing the distributing centre it would be possible to reach 74% of schools in the municipality driving distances lower than 5 km.
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João Roberto Maiellaro, João Gilberto Mendes dos Reis, Laura Palacios-Argüello, Fernando Juabre Muçouçah, Oduvaldo Vendrametto. Food Distribution in School Feeding Programmes in Brazil. Food Supply Chains in Cities, Springer International Publishing, pp.265-288, 2020, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-34065-0_9⟩. ⟨emse-02746581⟩



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