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Brazilian school feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic




School feeding, Monitoring , COVID-19, Food programs, School closure


School feeding is part of for million students' routine worldwide. Schools' closure during the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the challenge of providing food for children and adolescents by alternative means, through food programs, whether governmental or otherwise. In Brazil, approximately 40.1 [1] million children and adolescents enrolled in basic public education were affected and went without their daily meal during this period. To provide them food, most local governments chose to transfer financial resources to their parents. The challenge of knowing if children are receiving these meals adequately during school closures, which can be lengthy, is the target of this study. The current situation in the 27 Brazilian federated entities regarding the transfer of funds and delivery of meals is presented herein. A monitoring model is proposed for children and adolescents to be followed during the pandemic, in order to guarantee their adequate nutrition.


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Author Biography

Ana Carla Bittencourt Reis, University of Brasilia

Industrial Engineering Department Group


06/17/2020 — Updated on 06/17/2020


How to Cite

Reis, A. C. B., Castilho, M. L., Mariano, A. P. M., & Bias, E. de S. (2020). Brazilian school feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. In SciELO Preprints.


Human Sciences