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

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.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Food and Nutrition