National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education, 2006 [Mid-Day Meal Scheme]: guidelines

NP-NSPE, 2006 seeks to address two of the most pressing problems for the majority of children in India, namely, hunger and education by: Improving the nutritional status of children in classes I – V in Government, Local Body and Government aided schools, and EGS and AIE centres; Encouraging poor children, belonging to disadvantaged sections,
to attend school more regularly and help them concentrate on classroom activities; and Providing nutritional support to children of primary stage in drought-affected areas during summer vacation.