UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, World Bank, World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition and the UN Nutrition Secretariat released a brief presenting highlights from the new global school health and nutrition status report. The brief summarizes the report, Ready to learn and thrive: School health and nutrition around the world. Based on the most comprehensive and up to date data, the report provides an overview of the extent to which countries have school health and nutrition (SHN) policies and programmes in place. It aims to encourage efforts to improve, scale up and sustain SHN policies and programmes to improve overall well-being of learners and to provide a basis for monitoring progress. Stay tuned for the release of the full-length report in November, 2022.