Mid-day meal to be more tasty, nutritious from April

More delectable and nutritious food will be on the mid-day meal platter from next month, with the Haryana government constituting self help groups to prepare recipes for school children.

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2010, 17:52 PM IST

Chandigarh: More delectable and nutritious
food will be on the mid-day meal platter from next month, with
the Haryana government constituting self help groups to
prepare recipes for school children.

Primary and upper primary students in the state would be
served food as per the recipes prepared by the self help
groups of women constituted by Rural Development and
Panchayats Department and Women and Child Development
Department, an official release said here on Monday.

A Committee headed by additional deputy commissioner
would hold meetings at block level to identify these groups
after which they would be imparted training at block level
about nutrition in food, hygiene maintenance and records and
accounts.

With the Haryana government revising food norms under
national programme for mid-day meal in schools, the groups
would procure items to be cooked and ensure that food is
served in time.

The teacher concerned would give each month`s funds to
them in advance and ensure that students get mid-day meal
regularly. The teacher would also check the quality of food
being served to students.

Quantity has also been increased by 5 grams to 10 grams.
The every day quantity of foodgrains for primary student will
be 100 gms which would be 150 gms for the upper primary. The
quantity of pulses for primary student will be 20 gms and for
upper primary 30 gms. The quantity of vegetables, including
leafy ones, would be 50 and 75 gms for primary and upper
primary students, respectively.

PTI