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It appears that the Government has finally accepted that caloric sufficiency does not make a meal nutritious.

An inter-ministerial committee has recommended a significant increase in the protein and micronutrient content of midday meals. 

The committee has advised that eggs, nuts, legumes and micronutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A be legally mandated in meals given in schools and anganwadis.

foodnetindia welcomes this move given that protein and micronutrient deficiencies are major food safety issues in India.

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