Hunger is a social evil. It may not necessarily force someone to do something wrong, but it certainly does not allow you to focus on the task, and concentration, as we all know, is of mental importance when it comes to learning & # 39; 39; So how do children treat this evil? It will be naive to think they are acting.
If a child misses breakfast, she will not be able to focus on learning because of starvation and, as a result, her performance will be reduced. Skiping breakfast or eating is one thing; not another. The children of poor families belong to the latter category. Sometimes they cannot eat, leave alone a nutritious food. How will they focus on educational activities?
iodine deficiency alone can lead to reduced cognitive functions; Imagine what the famine can cause to your child's learning abilities.
It is important to understand that malnutrition not only affects the health of the child but also threatens its future. A poor diet in children results in under-performance at academies, which in turn results in fewer job opportunities. As a result, you cannot reach a professional and your children are undernourished and we start the vicious cycle again.
Specific solutions are needed to address hunger and related problems, especially in the education sector. The Government of India has identified the problem and has implemented a medium-term meal program (MDMS), a school lunch to handle it. Being widely regarded as one of the best school nutrition programs in the world cannot be a surprise as it reaches over 120 million children.
Since the intent of the intraday diet program is to improve the nutritional status of children, strict nutritional guidelines for its implementation have been established. While Class I – V students can receive 450 calories and 12 g of protein from their meals, they can be treated with a dose of 5 to 8. Children in the class get 700 calories and 20 g of protein.
School nutrition programs not only help to improve children's nutritional health, but also encourage them to go to school and, more importantly, to bring their children to school.
Daytime lunch in schools is also important, because this is the only meal that these children receive from time to time. MDMS covers government and government-supported schools. Many children in these schools are learning from families who cannot afford a nutritious meal. For these children, the school lunch was disguised as a blessing.
In addition, it helps to improve enrollment in schools and reduce drop-out rates, as many who otherwise force their children from school and support families will allow them to continue their studies. Even those who are forcing their daughter to drop out of school and work in the kitchen because they believe they will help them after marriage now allow them to go to school.
Then there are the positive effects on the presence. It is highly undesirable that a healthy child misses school because of the illness. In contrast, a malnourished child is more often absent due to illness.
There are no independent studies that support the fact that MDMS has successfully provided the necessary nutrition for children, reduced dropout rates, better participation, and more importantly, helped children at school. So the need for the clock is to reach every corner of the country to ensure that no child is hungry or absent due to famine.