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Mitigating the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food and Nutrition of Schoolchildren

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

While cases of COVID-19 appear to be fewer among children (and symptoms generally milder), national responses to the pandemic can have important consequences for child nutrition and educational outcomes, especially in lieu of school closures.

This joint note from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) 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.

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