Food Is The Heart of Change.
India can earn potential lifetime earnings of over $38 billion just by providing right nutrition to children.
3 in 10 children in the developing world are stunted due to poor nutrition, premature birth, low breastfeeding rates, and early exposure to infection.
Children who have poor growth in their first years of life tend to perform worse at school leading to poorer earning power later on.
Children born in developing countries this year will lose more than $177 billion in potential lifetime earnings because of stunting and poor growth – India impact being $38 billion.
This situation can be solved by improving antenatal care, encouraging mothers to exclusively breastfeed for at least six months, hand washing, and providing micronutrients for children.
As per a Harvard study, every dollar invested in eliminating poor early growth would yield a $3 return.
Our Success Stories
Jawhar InitiativeEvery day, the program serves approximately 1445 beneficiaries including kids under the age of 6 years and Pregnant and Lactating Mothers across 24 AWCs. The program implementation has resulted in documented growth promotion of the beneficiaries. Launched on November 2nd, 2015, the program leverages ANNADA’s unique ‘Central Processing – Local Cooking’ model, wherein the specially formulated Ready to Cook Food mixes are processed centrally and distributed fortnightly to the AWCs. Read More.Annada’s Jawhar Initiative
Nandyal InitiativeWe are reaching out to 300 children with safe, hygienic, and nutritious meals 6 days a week across two primary schools in Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh with support from our sponsor. We have supported in designing, developing, and providing the pre-fabricated ‘Kitchen Shed’ as per the available space in the school and in compliance with all the food safety standards with zero tolerance for any food safety incidents. Read More.Annada’s Nandyal Initiative