Future of Mid-Day MealsEconomic and Political Weekly (2003)
Spurred by a recent Supreme Court order, many Indian states have introduced cooked mid-day meals in primary schools. This article reports the findings of a recent survey which suggests that this initiative could have a major impact on child nutrition, school attendance and social equity. However, quality issues need urgent attention if mid-day meal programmes are to realise their full potential. Universal and nutritious mid-day meals would be a significant step towards the realisation of the right to food.
- School Meals,
- Food Security,
Publication DateNovember 1, 2003
Citation InformationJean Drèze and Aparajita Goyal. "Future of Mid-Day Meals" Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 38 Iss. 44 (2003) p. 4673 - 4683
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aparajita_goyal/5/