Mid-day Meal Scheme : Moving from food to nutrition security
The Government of India is already doing notable work through the Mid Day Meal program. However, it can evolve further if state governments are encouraged to pilot new interventions to improve nutrition output and monitor the program.
From providing students with breakfast in Kerala and Gujarat, to encouraging mothers of students to take a more active role in checking quality, learn how several impressive endeavors continues to evolve the Mid Day Meal program.
The blog highlights the road ahead for the Indian government’s new program—One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). The objective of the program is to build upon the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) with a focus on beneficiary-centric reforms.
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away—the importance of dietary diversity
Based on a study conducted by MSC in August, 2019 to assess the nutritional gaps in PDS households, this blog highlights the importance of incorporating local and diverse food items into the beneficiaries’ diet
A study to assess the nutritional gaps in Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiary households
MSC’s report examines the PDS food basket and the dietary intake of beneficiary households. We also suggest ways to increase the nutritional efficiency of various government programs to improve the overall nutritional outcome.