School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: School Feeding Program (SFP) is a targeted safety net program designed to provide educational and health benefits to vulnerable children

Study Results: Absenteeism was reported more frequently among non-beneficiaries (91.0%) than beneficiary children (49.7%).

Reference: Zenebe, M., Gebremedhin, S., Henry, C. J., & Regassa, N. (2018). School feeding program has resulted in improved dietary diversity, nutritional status and class attendance of school children. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 44, 1–N.PAG.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good