This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
While cases of COVID-19 appear to be fewer amongst children (and symptoms generally milder), national responses to the pandemic can have important consequences for child nutrition and educational outcomes. The disruption and closure of schools around the world has had a negative impact not just on children’s right to education but on other human rights including their right to adequate food. This document intends to provide government decision makers, school administrators/staff and partners with preliminary guidance on how to support, transform or adapt school feeding to help safeguard school children’s food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific recommendations are provided according to various target groups involved in school feeding. An additional section is focused on the case of homegrown school feeding. This is a useful resource for implementers. Click here to read the document.