Tuesday, March 7, 2023

We Need to Expand the School Meal Programs That Are Feeding Asia’s Future

When schools all over the world closed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, much of the concern was understandably for children’s education. Indeed, the pandemic has been a major setback for learning in many countries, especially for students from low-income households that have constraints on their ability to participate in remote instruction. But school closures have had another consequence that is less obvious but just as devastating: hundreds of millions of children were deprived of the meals that they had been receiving as part of their daily school routine.

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