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National Food Security Act, 2013


Schedule II

[See sections 4(a), 5(1) and 6]

Nutritional Standards

Nutritional standards: The nutritional standards for children in the age group of 6 months to 3 years, age group of 3 to 6 years and pregnant women and lactating mothers required to be met by providing “Take Home Rations” or nutritious hot cooked meal in accordance with the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme and nutritional standards for children in lower and upper primary classes under the Mid Day Meal Scheme are as follows:

Serial Number

Category

Type of meal

Calories (Kcal)

Protein (g)

1.              

Children (6 months to 3 years)

Take Home Ration

500

12-15

2.              

Children (3 to 6 years)

Morning Snack and Hot Cooked Meal

500

12-15

3.              

Children (6 months to 6 years) who are malnourished

Take Home Ration

800

20-25

4.              

Lower primary classes

Hot Cooked Meal

450

12

5.              

Upper primary classes

Hot Cooked Meal

700

20

6.              

Pregnant women and Lactating mothers

Take Home Ration

600

18-20



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