Mid-Day Meal Literature Review

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REVIEW OF LITERATURE To assess the effects of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Program-me on enrolment, attendance, dropout rate and retention rate in the schools and its impact on nutritional status as well as on school performance. Primary School children, who are attending the school in the Mid-Day Meal and Non Mid-Day Meal areas. Mid-Day Meal Program-me is associated with a better educational and nutritional status of school children in Karnataka. (Laxmaiah A, et al, 1999) The efficiency of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Program-me in India to ensure the optimum nutritional status of its beneficiaries is rarely studied. The study assessed the nutritional status of 6-10 year old school children who were the beneficiaries of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Program-me and the child – related factors affecting their nutritional status. The study showed a higher prevalence of undernutrition among school-age children who were the beneficiaries of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Program-me, and this indicates the need for continuous nutritional interventions and surveillance among these children. (Rajeev Jayalakshmi, et al, 2017) Children are the most vulnerable group that suffers the most from malnutrition and nutritional deficiency. The Impact of Mid-Day Meal Scheme on the nutritional…show more content…
The present study was carried out to assess the knowledge of different respondents, women, adolescent girls and Anganwadi Workers on health and nutrition issues pertaining to children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. The study was conducted in three ICDS blocks of Udaipur and two ICDS blocks of Sirohi, Rajasthan. After the baseline survey, project interventions were introduced in the program area for two and a half years. Thereafter, the final evaluation was carried out to assess change in the knowledge and practices of respondents. The main aim of the study was to decrease malnutrition among low income children in 621 Anganwadi Centres from five blocks. (Nagi, B.S., et al,

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