Nutrition and Health
“YuvaLok’s nutrition project meets the nutritional needs of over 700 children each day. At the start of the day each child is given a tumbler of ”9 grain” organic porridge and at noon they are given a nutritious fortified meal. This meets 2/3rd of the child’s daily nutritional need. The effectiveness of this program has been that children concentrate better in class and for longer duration. Their overall health has improved and very few children are reporting sick.
The children are given a glass of “9 grain” organic porridge to stimulate their activeness and attention in class. Many children come to school even without breakfast and this 150ml of porridge keeps them going till lunch and after the morning session they are given a hot nutritious fortified meal. This intervention takes care of the 2/3rd daily requirement of nutritional needs which keeps the child healthy and able to concentrate through the six hours the child is in our care each day. Safe drinking water and clean toilets add to the health and hygiene of the child.