A report by the panel on the National Education Policy from Karnataka has recommended that eggs, meat and some other foods should not be given to children as part of the midday meal program. The report alleges that, due to Indians’ small body frames, the excess energy from regular consumption
The damage caused by poor food and nutrition security to women (mothers) and infants is widely misunderstood. Intervention and funds from the government and the development sector are, therefore, often misdirected away towards education and skill development.
Nutrition security is a pressing need, and I agree with the suggestion in an article on Outlook India that we should have a separate ministry of food security and nutrition.
About 50 percent of Indian adults and 40 percent of our children are physically and mentally stunted. In addition, a large number of our women do not join the workforce.