Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Honour your mother by nourishing and nurturing children studying in Government and Government-aided schools. Donate to The Akshaya Patra Foundation to give them meals packed with nutrition. These meals help children grow physically, mentally and emotionally to become sentient being like you.
This World Mother’s Day, let us uphold the virtues of motherhood by being caring, loving, and kind towards children for whom a plate full of food opens up the gates to school and to a world of hope and opportunities. On this Mother’s Day, be as generous as your mother; donate wholesome and healthy meals to children who study in Government and Government-aided schools. Feed a child as a mark of honour to your mother.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run Midday Meal Programme. On a daily basis, it feeds 18,00,907 children hailing from challenging backgrounds. It serves meals in 19,039 schools spread across 52 locations in 12 States and 2 Union Territories. The school meals served to children are prepared and served with great care and affection like how mothers would serve meals to their children.
What is so special about the school meals prepared by Akshaya Patra?
The school meals prepared by The Akshaya Patra Foundation takes care of the nutritional requirement of children by following the guidelines provided by the Central Mid-Day Meal Scheme With Akshaya Patra’s meals, the beneficiary children get the right amount of calories, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins. Akshaya Patra’s cyclical menu ensure that children get the adequate amount of nourishment from their meals and its locally palatable meals make sure that children enjoy the local cuisines. For example, rice is served in the southern regions of India and roti and puris are served in North India.
What goes into Akshaya Patra’s meals?
No matter in which state meals are served, whether it is Gujarat, Karnataka or Odisha, the ingredients used in preparing meals help in boosting health and development of children.
Whole wheat being the healthier ingredient compared to refined flour like maida is used in preparing rotis. This amplifies energy levels of children and enables them to actively participate in classroom learning, sports and co-curricular activities.
Lentils like dal are packed with massive amounts of proteins that boost their development.
GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
Green leafy vegetables are the best source of fibre, minerals like iron and calcium, and vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Vegetables like carrots, beans, pumpkin, cabbage, radish, potato are used in preparations of school meals every day in different locations to enrich children with the right amount of carbohydrates, fats, minerals, Vitamins – A, B, C, D, K, etc.
The combinations of vegetables along with rice or roti put together make up for a wholesome meal, just like the way mothers would serve it to their children.
This Mother’s Day, honour your mother by taking up the onus to feed children and giving them a year full of happiness.