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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-018-0449-1
Level of Evidence: Good