According to WFP’s report, State of School Feeding Worldwide, 370 million children in 199 countries and territories were suddenly deprived of school meals, when schools closed due to the pandemic. That meal was for many their only nutritious food of the day.

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme (WFP).

With high levels of child undernutrition, made worse by the COVID-19 crisis, it is important for India to reassess public provisioning for nutrition. Higher allocations are needed to expand coverage and improve service delivery of important schemes such as Anganwadi Services and Mid-day Meal.

Micronutrient deficiency continues to affect sizeable sections of the global population in India and this “hidden hunger” extracts a substantial toll in terms of morbidity, mortality, reduced economic productivity and poor quality of life from those who are affected.

The study assessed the potential for use of millets in mid-day school meal programs for better nutritional outcomes of children in a peri-urban region of Karnataka, India, where children conventionally consumed a fortified rice-based mid-day meal.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Mid Day Meal Scheme under CSR, 01/07/2019. The details about Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in Mid Day Meals Scheme as per Annual Work Plan & Budget, 2018-19, Ministry of Human Resources Development is at annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Food quality under Mid-Day-Meal Scheme, 27/06/2019.

Almost one in three Indian children under five years will still be stunted by 2022 going by current trends, according to an analysis of the country’s food and nutrition security released.

Nutrition is on the centre stage of the National Development Agenda with respect to Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a clear focus on reduction of maternal, infant and young child mortality.

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Allied Integrated Society & Others Vs The State (NCT of Delhi) dated 06/06/2018. The present common petition, by four non-governmental organizations, challenges a tender condition formulated by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi while inviting bids for the mid-day cooked meals scheme formulated by it. The petitioners allege that the eligibility condition of a minimum threshold of Rupees three crores average financial turnover, during the previous three years, is arbitrary.

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