2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART D
Present paper is an attempt to explore the perceptions of girl students of 9-12 year of age regarding mid-day meal programme and to find out the impact of MDM on general health of students. In total 205 girls were personally interviewed from 8 schools of Udaipur district. Results revealed that girls have positive perception about MDM. They like to go school because of MDM; the food is tasty and teachers are concerned about percolating good food habits in children. It was also found that girls are satisfied with the quantity served and they usually consume all the food served to them. When general health of girls was explored, it was found that majority of girls had fair appearance, normal conjunctiva, normal colour of hair, nails and tongue; no problem of night blindness, no visible thyroid, normal gums, normal lips, normal white teeth and bright skin. Thus the MDM has been successful in providing better nutrients to girls and therefore has positive impact on their general health.