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National Education Policy 2020: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals


"Children are unable to learn optimally when they are undernourished or unwell. Hence, the nutrition and health (including mental health) of children will be addressed, through healthy meals and the introduction of well-trained social workers, counsellors, and community involvement into the schooling system," the policy said.

Agencies At least 11.59 crore elementary school students are beneficiaries under the mid-day meal scheme of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, while nearly 26 lakh cook-cum helpers are employed for the same.

New Delhi: The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new ...


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