This microproject will change the dire state of malnutrition faced by some students studying at the Isha Vidhya schools. This is done by cooking nutritious noon meal with essential ingredients at a subsidized cost to the deserving students, thus helping them develop their body and their mind so that they can focus on their studies without a worry about their health or the food.
Food prepared at their home the previous day is carried by the students for the next day, which gets spoilt by the lunch time because of the hot climate of Tamilnadu. Also, that food does not contain the essential ingredients that provide nutrients for the healthy growth of the students' mind and the body.
Nutritious meals will be provided at the schools at a heavily subsidized cost. Each noon meal is well-balanced and consists of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and micronutrients. For many children, this is perhaps the only good meal that they have in the day. About 75% of the cost is subsidized by the school, which needs support from the donors. If fully funded, this microproject will provide noon meal for 156 students in the academic year 2018-19.
Nutritious, healthy noon meal will provide the students the ingredients required for the development of their body and the mind. Malnutrition is avoided, and hunger is addressed. Students will focus on their studies without the worry of their health and food, thus helping them performing well and get better grades.