Undernourishment means that a person is not able to acquire enough food to meet the daily minimum dietary energy requirements. FAO defines hunger as being synonymous with chronic undernourishment. India has been growing steadily richer in recent years, but it still has more malnourished people, especially children, than any other country. A big, nationwide study from 2005 and 2006, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), found that 42.5% of children under five years old were underweight.
Of the 16 crore under nourished children half of them attend anganwadis/ balwadis where the meals served to them do not meet the set nutritional and hygiene requirements for the children. In light of this situation Annamrita in collaboration with the Government of India has resolved to provide high quality and sanctified food straight out of ISO certified kitchens to children.
The food is prepared in centralized hi-tech kitchens using the best cooking equipment in the most effective, efficient and hygienic manner in compliance with all the set ISO regulations.
Our vision is to serve nutritious and sanctified high quality food to the underprivileged children in India. In line with the objectives of the Mid Day Meal project our Goal is to increase enrolment in schools, reduce malnutrition and ensure no child is deprived of an Education due to Poverty and Hunger. We would soon like to expand our project to cover 1.5 million children by 2020.