Mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition of schoolchildren

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Food Programme (WFP)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Emergency - Health
Humanitarian Sectors - Nutrition

This joint note intends to provide government decision makers, school administrators/staff and partners with preliminary guidance on how to support, transform or adapt school feeding (in the short term) to help safeguard schoolchildren’s food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specific recommendations are provided according to the various target groups involved in school feeding. An additional section is focused on the case of homegrown school feeding.