Addressing the nutritional needs of school children

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao (2020) Addressing the nutritional needs of school children. Learning Curve (7). pp. 23-27. ISSN 2582-1644

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Imagine a young child in a typical government school in India. This little girl is six years old and getting ready for school. Her mother is getting ready too because she must be in the field by 7 am. She has no time to make breakfast for the little girl or her brother. The little girl barely has time to wash her face and get into her school uniform. There is a bit of rice leftover from the night before, which the mother hurriedly divides between her two children – barely a mouthful each. Then, they run to school, just in time for the assembly. As they file into their classrooms for their first lesson, the little girl feels a familiar rumble in her stomach – she is hungry, and lunch is several hours away. It is going to be another long morning.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Seshadri, Shreelata Rao
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Schooling for all, Right to Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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