As per the World Bank’s findings; India ranks highest amidst the rest of the world with regards to children suffering from Malnutrition. The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. With a view of enhancing enrollment, retention, attendance and simultaneous improvement in the nutritional levels of children, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) has been launched by the Government of India. For successful implementation of this scheme, many non for profit organizations have been involved by the Government.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one such pioneering organization involved in providing Mid-Day meals to Children across several Indian states.
The ‘Eat Healthy’ program supports The Akshaya Patra Foundation in providing mid day meals to unserved Government Schools across Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh through gap funding.
Landmark Group supports mid-day meals for 25,000 Government Schools children in these states everyday all through the academic year.