8 May 2014
Anemia and micronutrient deficiencies are common among Indian schoolchildren. We assessed the effectiveness of micronutrient fortification of meals cooked and fortified at school on anemia and micronutrient status of schoolchildren in Himalayan villages of India. In this placebo-controlled, cluster-randomized study, 499 schoolchildren (6–10 y) received either multiple micronutrients (treatment group) or placebo (control group) as part of school meals (6 d/wk) for 8 mo.
16 November 2012
The World Food Programme works with governments across Asia to design and manage large-scale, innovative programmes, focused on those who need them most. These programmes are often called ‘safety nets’ – projects designed to protect the most vulnerable at critical times, and so allow them to make the most of each new opportunity to improve their lives.
9 September 2009
India has a long tradition of school feeding programmes, largely funded by state governments with some external assistance. In 1995, the central government launched the “Mid-Day Meals” (MDM) scheme. MDM is largely decentralized and now covers some 130 million school children throughout India.
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