As India’s children miss midday meals due to anganwadi closures, how can nutrition be ensured?
|Title||As India’s children miss midday meals due to anganwadi closures, how can nutrition be ensured?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Jayashree B., Gopinath R.|
|Type of Article||Web Article|
|Keywords||Anganwadi workers, COVID-19|
For anganwadi workers, a typical morning often means going around houses in a village to remind children to attend their child care centres. There, the workers conduct a range of development activities for their charges and, most of all, serve them a hot cooked meal. Over the past few months however, anganwadi workers have had a different routine – as frontline delivery agents of Covid-19 services, conducting door-to-door visits, awareness checks and delivering essentials. While these are important emergency services, the lack of child services has created an enormous problem.
|Short Title||With every passing week of missed meals, a generation of children is at risk of decreasing their potential contributions in the future.|