GPM "Eat to Learn" Nutrition Project
Nutrition for schoolchildren is the most effective way to make a positive improvement in the lives of vulnerable children living in the slums of Mumbai.
As Former US President Bill Clinton says:
"120 million children never go to school. But we know that every year of schooling adds 10 to 15 per cent a year to the incomes of people in poor countries for life. And we also know how to get those kids to school: offer nutritious meals to children in school but only if they come to school to get it."
This concept is at the core of the GPM "Eat to Learn" nutrition program
|According to the US National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health, chronic malnutrition in ages 3-5 (in India) is linked to slower cognitive development and serious health impairments later in life that reduce children’s quality of life, as well as long-term malnutrition and stunting. (see full report here)|