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Presently 79.408 lakh beneficiaries are covered under supplementary nutrition programme. They are given supplementary nutrition for 300 days in a year as per following norms- Supplementary Food is to be provided for 25 days a month to beneficiaries. Food is provided as take home rations and Hot cooked meal served in AWC.

Norms for supplementary nutrition
  Number per day Number of days per month Number of days per year Energy (Kcal) Proteins (grams)
1.Children 3-6 years 40 25 300 500 12 -15
2. Children 6m to 3 years
  1. Malnourished children
28 25 300 500 12 - 15
  1. Severely malnourished children
12 25 300 800 20 - 25
3. Pregnant / Nursingmothers 16 25 300 600 18 - 20
4. Adolescent girls 3 25 300 600 18 - 20
Total 99        
Hot cooked meal is distributed to the children attending pre-school education as per following fixed weekly menu. Morning snacks are also distributed. Fixed weekly menu
Day of week Days per month Recipes
Monday 4 Khichri
Tuesday 4 Rasiyav
Wednesday 4 Khichri
Thursday 4 Halwa
Friday 4 Pulao
Saturday 4 Khichri
Plus one day 1 Khichri
Total days per month 25

Take Home Ration – Supplementary Nutrition is distributed in the form of Take Home Ration to pregnant and lactating women and children between 6 months to 3 years at each Anganwadi Center on 15th date of every month. Beneficiaries are getting Take Home Ration for the full month at one time.

Quantity of Take Home Ration
Beneficiaries No. of Beneficiaries Rice Pulse
6 months to 3 years 28 malnourished children 2.5 kg per child 1.250 kg per child
6 months to 3 years 12 sham children 4 kg per child 2 kg per child
Pregnant to Lactating women 16 women 3 kg per woman 1.500 kg per woman
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