Working together to end childhood hunger
In India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, one in every three children is malnourished.
If you do the math, that’s 46 million kids exhibiting symptoms of malnourishment, such as anemia and stunted growth.
By supporting pilot programs with World Food Programme (WFP) in India, 420,000 students receive a mid-day school meal fortified with vitamins and minerals – including iron, zinc and vitamin A – helping prevent deficiencies that can lead to illness, infection and even blindness.
Learn about the program in this video.
“We were thrilled with the success of the pilot programs and have renewed our commitment with WFP to help take the school meals fortification program to scale throughout these states,” says Louise Iverson, senior program manager at the General Mills Foundation. “It is our goal that someday, all children can be well-nourished and ready to thrive.”