The Mid-day Meal scheme

Ramanath, L. (2017) The Mid-day Meal scheme. Learning Curve (27). pp. 67-68.

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The Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme is an initiative that directly aimed to decrease the nutrition gaps of children especially in the pre-primary and primary age groups. It was started ‘with a view to positively impact enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children’ (MHRD website). In 2001, the MDM scheme became a cooked mid-day meal program ‘under which every child in every government and government-aided primary school was to be served a prepared mid-day meal with a minimum of 300 calories of energy and 8-12 grams protein’ (MHRD website). This was raised to 450 calories and 12 grams protein in July 2006.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramanath, L.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Mid-Day-Meal
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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