State of school feeding in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022

This joint publication by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Food Programme (WFP) presents the state of school feeding programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as of 2022. Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounding challenges, the publication highlights the critical role of school feeding programmes for the region. The publication offers comprehensive insights into the state of school feeding in LAC: scale, coverage, components, and impacts. It emphasizes the need to reach vulnerable children to prevent dropouts and promote holistic development. The publication also emphasizes the importance of integrating health and nutrition interventions along with school meals programmes via multisectoral approaches.