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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


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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