The Rajya Sabha on February 02, 2024, issued the National Food Security (Amendment) Bill, 2024 to amend the National Food Security Act, 2013.

This report is WFP’s flagship publication and the main reporting mechanism of the School Meals Coalition. It provides an overview on how countries support their children through effective school feeding programmes.

The Government of India has proposed mandatory rice fortification to tackle the issue of malnutrition in the country. The process of fortification includes externally adding nutrients to a food item with the aim to increase its nutritional value.

Assessment of WFP India’s support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh to provide an operationally feasible and economically viable model on integrating fortified rice in the Mid Day Meals to create a positive impact on the micronutrient status and functional performance of school children for potential scale-up across the state.

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) refers to a set of communication approaches, activities, and tools that are used to positively influence behaviours. There are a broad range of activities that come under SBCC.

While many countries are investing in school meal programs, coverage is weakest precisely where the need is the greatest shows this report released by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, April 14 2021

Order of the Karnataka High Court regarding recommencement of midday meals in Karnataka dated 30/03/2021.

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.