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Food & Nutrition:

The MDMs guidelines envisage providing cooked mid-day meal with 450 calories and 12 g of protein to every child at primary level and 700 calories and 20 g of protein at upper primary level.

This energy and protein requirement for a primary child comes from cooking 100 g of rice/flour, 20 g pulses and 50 g vegetables and 5 g oil, and for an upper primary child it comes from 150 g of rice/flour, 30 g of pulses and 75 g of vegetables and 7.5 g of oil.

The details of food grains and conversion cost given to primary and high schools students :

Sl no Food grains (per Child / day) 1-5 6-8 9-10
Quantity
(In Gms)
Cost in (Rs) Quantity
(In Gms)
Cost in (Rs) Quantity
(In Gms)
Cost in (Rs)
1 Rice 100 0 150 0 150 0

2

Dal

20

1.71

30

2.53

30

2.53

3

Vegetables

50

1.17

75

1.73

75

1.73

4

Oil

05

0.36

7.5

0.57

7.5

0.57

5

D.F Salt

02

0.02

4

0.04

4

0.04

6

Fuel

-

0.69

-

1.03

-

1.03

7

Condiments

-

0.18

-

0.28

-

0.28

 

Total

 

4.13

 

6.18

 

6.18

 

Prescribed New Menu Chart :

Days
Food List
Vegetable Used for Sambar
Remarks
Monday Rice Sambar Palak and drumstick leaves and other leaves, Potato, Brinjal, Onion, Tomato, etc. vegetables

 

 

  • Daal/grain compulsory
  • Locally available vegetables and sambar ingredients can be used.
  • Use AG mark or certified instant sambar powder only or use good quality of sambar ingredients and prepare themselves.
Tuesday Rice Sambar White pumpkin, carrot, Beans, Cabbage, Beetroot, Tomato, etc. vegetables.
Wednesday Rice Sambar  Drumstick, Potato , Onion, Tomato etc.
Thursday Rice Sambar Pumpkin, Bottle guard, cucumber, Ladies Finger, Radish, Ridge guard etc.
Friday Bisibelebath Beans, Turnip, Carrot, Capsicum, Onion, Tomato, Cereals.
Saturday Food product from Wheat Carrot, Beans, Cabbages, Onion, Dill greens and other cereals.

 

Additional Nutrition.

Under Midday Meal Scheme vitamin tablets and WIFS tablets under NRHM scheme, will be distributed to the students from 1st to 10th standard studying in Government and Aided schools:

Tablets Description Quantities Supplying Department
Vitamin A 2 Lakh IU 2 Tablets/year Department of Public Instructions

Weekly Iron and Folic acid Supplementation (WIFS)
(for 1st to 5th std)
(for 6th to 10th std)

 

45mg(Pink colour)
100mg(Blue colour)

One tablet per week on every Monday Department of Health and Family Welfare

Albendozal
(De-worming tablets)

400mg 2 Tablets/year Department of Health and Family Welfare

 

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