Nutrition Boost for Karnataka
Government School Kids
Soon, children of the Government Schools and Aided Schools in Karnataka State can enjoy tastier, as well as more nutritious milk provided by the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust. The Department of Primary and Secondary Education is thinking of fortifying the milk supplied to schools under the Ksheera Bhagya scheme of the State Government, with a health mix powder. The initiative was launched on an experimental basis in some schools in two Taluks of Chikkaballapur District to study the benefits.
SaiSure health mix was provided to 25 select schools in Shidlaghatta and Gouribidanur Taluks in that district. The children in these schools were subjected to a health check-up before they were given the health mix-fortified milk. After a certain period, the health of the kids was checked to see if there was any improvement. As the health parameters of these children showed a significant increase, the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer has considered extending it to the entire district!