The closure of schools around the world due to COVID-19 risks having a major impact on the health and nutrition of school children. Key global stakeholders such as WFP (World Food Programme), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), and GCNF (Global Child Nutrition Foundation) are actively advocating Governments to continue providing nutrition to children despite school closures.
In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic the Private Sector Mechanism has penned a position paper which outlines what they believe will be the key aspects to watch as the situation continues.
It reads, in part "The global COVID pandemic has reminded everyone of the need to stay healthy and the primacy of access to food for food security. While the immediate problem has been access to food and the need for shelf stable foods, disruptions at borders and in supply chains may cause an echo in the food system with potentially disastrous effects."
You can read the full paper here.
In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Systems and Nutrition released a report which outlines the current and potential impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Nutrition. You can read the full report here.