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Impact of Early Child Care Education through Mid Day Meal (MDM)) Anganwadis on Over All School Environments | Original Article

Sanju Sharma* Savita Sharma in Shodhaytan (RNTUJ-STN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


This article is focusing on Mid Day Meal (MDM) programme launched by Government for the overall development of children from their mother womb to developing stages up to 8 years. Health’s, hygienic and education with environment, required for overall development of the children are also critically examined from the point of views of researchers, policy makers and Government. The global views and issues related in USA about health care of children and National Curriculum Frame Work by NCERT 2005 focused on Mid Day Meal (MDM) is also quoted for better understanding of the article made issues. Global events and the needs emerging from various social, economic and demographic changes in the last few decades have also influenced Mid Day Meal (MDM) in India. Five of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the UN Millennium Declaration relate to the health, nutrition and education of the young child. India’s poor progress towards the realization of MDG in relation to other developing countries indicates that we have already neglected our young children for too long. Research around the world has shown that in order to maximize impact, the planning and provision of early childhood and primary education programmes need to take into account some important principles of child development.