School feeding programs for improving the physical and psychological health of school children experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage

This is a protocol for a new Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows.

  • To assess the effectiveness of school feeding programs for improving the physical and psychological health of children experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage across the world.
  • To compare the effectiveness of school feeding programs for children experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage and those experiencing socioeconomic advantage. This includes subgroups by income and gender.
  • To understand the process by which school feeding programs achieve (or fail to achieve) an impact on growth, cognitive development, and school performance.
  • To gather data that are useful for cost‐benefit analysis.

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