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While there is an emerging body of work on the impact of COVID-19 on education outcomes there has been less focus on nutrition outcomes. Children that relied on nutrition services provided by schools may suffer from worsening health and nutritional status in the short and medium term. during the COVID-19 crisis, due to school closures, school meals have not been possible. Consequently, many countries and international organizations have adapted their school feeding programmes. This paper documents some such promising feeding practices. It also stresses that the post pandemic reopening of schools should be viewed as an opportunity for global improvement. It recommends that countries invest in solutions that will help not only the current generation of school children, but also those that follow. It is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to read the study.
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