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Why are Karnataka's schoolchildren unhappy with the mid-day meal? -Archana Nathan

-The Hindu Iskcon’s Akshaya Patra Foundation refuses to add onion or garlic to the meals it provides even though the children crave the familiar taste Tabarak, a 14-year-old boy in Devarjeevanahalli, a locality in central Bengaluru, would rather walk home at lunch break to quickly grab a bite than eat the free meal served at school. “He finds the school food too bland,” says his mother, standing in the narrow passage of their

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National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

s can be used interchangeably' New Delhi: The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) said on Tuesday that it stands by its findings certifying mid-day meals without onion and garlic provided by the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in Karnataka schools as compliant with nutritional norms laid down by the State government. The response from the institute follows an open letter from experts asking it to withdraw its report on APF on the ground that it

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No onion and garlic in midday meals -Tanu Kulkarni

-The Hindu Karnataka signs MoU with Akshaya Patra Foundation Bengaluru: The State government appears to have backtracked on its stand that onion and garlic be introduced in mid-day meals served to students. It has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), a subsidiary of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), despite the latter&r

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Mid-day meals row in K'taka: Terminate Akshaya Patra's contract, demand activists -Dr. Nimeshika Jayachandran

organisations Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (People’s Health Movement) and Right to Food Campaign have written a letter to officials expressing their concerns over the recent controversy surrounding the Akshaya Patra Foundation and its provision of midday meals. The Akshaya Patra Foundation was recently under much scrutiny after it had refused to sign the memorandum issued by the Ministry of Human Resource

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AP's Anna Canteens feed 2.15 lakh people every day

ople. The canteens were named after former chief minister N T Rama Rao (NTR), who introduced Rs 2 a kilo rice scheme in 1983. NTR was affectionately called “Anna” (elder brother). The Akshaya Patra Foundation runs these canteens. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu introduced Anna canteens on July 11 to feed the poor and daily wage earners. Please click here to read more.

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Millets make their presence felt on mid-day meal plates

langana Bengaluru: Nutrient-rich millets such as jowar, foxtail and pearl millets, considered as smart foods, are being introduced in the mid-day meal schemes in Karnataka and Telangana by the The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) on a pilot basis. The move is aimed at enhancing the nutritional intake of the students of the government and aided schools, besides benefiting the growers. Students to benefit On Friday, TAPF launched a pilot proj

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ISKCON told to include eggs in menu

Institute of Nutrition (NIN) the government has directed the DEOs to strictly implement the prescribed menu in the mid-day meal and has also decided not to exempt  any agency or institution like Akshaya Patra Foundation, ISKCON etc on  providing eggs to the students in the guise of religious traditions. At present the government is implementing mid-day meal in 45,528 schools across the state which includes municipal, aided, ZP, MPP and go

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Dept not to source mid-day meals from ISKCON kitchen -Charu Chhibber

-The Tribune Chandigarh: Keeping in view the palate of students, the UT Education Department has decided not to source mid-day meals from the Akshaya Patra Foundation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Chandigarh Tribune had earlier reported that students of government schools in the city will get mid-day meals from the Akshaya Patra Foundation of ISKCON from the new ac

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2 billion meals for schoolkids, this IITian shows the way -Seetha Lakshmi

noon at the government school in DJ Halli, northeast Bengaluru. Hundreds of little faces are fixed on the van that has carried their lunch. For 15 years, every afternoon, the Bengaluru headquartered Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) has been bringing smiles on faces of 1.4 million children. And in a few weeks, it will serve its two billionth meal. APF, founded by IITian Madhu Pandit Dasa who was conferred the Padma Shri last month, is the world's

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