Poor diet and low quality MDM in Primary and Middle schools in the district makes no improvement in children’s physical and mental wellbeing also poor management of stock, no cross verification and monitoring system in MDM System makes the condition worser.
Aurangabad district is predominantly a rural farming community with high rates of poverty and disease. With adolescents representing nearly 35% of the total population size, it makes adolescents extremely vulnerable While referring the issues regarding low Hg level, malnourishment and stunted children, it has been identified that the nutrition intake in Rural HHs, Schools & AWCs are not appropriate and much below from the ideal consumption rate. In this case, an idea of Nutrition Garden is came in picture. The Nutrition garden primarily intended for continuous supply of fresh vegetables for school use. It may eventually enhance the nutrition intake of students especially through improved dietary diversity. This may impact student’s BMI and other relevant indicators and showing decline in SAM and MAM cases.