Ending Classroom Hunger
Improved Nutrition for Improved Learning and Growth The Mid-Day Meal Scheme has been one of the flagship programs of Government of India in the past two decades. Reaching out to more than 120 million children, it has been shown to increase enrolment and attendance
across Government and Government-aided schools in the country. It has been linked with increased scholastic performance. It has also been an effective tool for improving socialization and acceptance among caste groups where all children in the school eat together.
Incorporating the need to provide safe and nutritious meals year round in alignment with SDG target 2.1, our Mid-day meal program with Akshaya Patra Foundation has provided 34,80,000 hygienically cooked healthy meals till date, in 160 schools in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.