Around the globe, children in school are the recipients of programs to provide them with healthy meals in school. Eating well frees the mind to focus on work.
In Japan, the government has, since the early 1950’s, established a publicly funded series of programs designed by scientists and nutritionists.
In India, the government has made it a law: Children in school must be fed. Difficulties with infrastructure and funding make this the ideal in some states rather than the reality. One successful program is set up by the Akshaya Patra Organization: Feeds 1.2 million kids each day, at very low costs, using local farmers and decentralized kitchens.
It will be interesting to see what happens here as school lunches become a focus.
PB & J