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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 107-111

Children’s Acceptability of Mid Day Meal (MDM) Food Supplied from Centralized Kitchen-“Akshaya Patra” of Medak District
Nagaraj Swathi*, K. Uma Devi and S. Suchiritha Devi
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Hyderabad, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

A present study was conducted on children’s acceptability of mid-day meal (MDM) food supplied from centralized kitchen-“akshayapatra” of medak district in Telangana state. A multistage stratified random sampling was used for selection of schools in the selected districts. Altogether, 150 children (with an equal representation of boys and girls) studying from Class I to Class VIII, belonging to 3 schools were selected with reasonable distribution of MDM that enabled evaluating food in terms of its acceptability, quantity, quality, taste, texture and flavor. From the study it was observed that all the children from the schools of Medak had MDM served only during lunch break and consumed food in the school premises itself. It was encouraging to know that all the dishes served in mid-day meal were mostly preferred by children. The children were given varied dishes like kichidi, rice and dal, rice and sambar, vegetable pulav, tamarind rice, fried rice, jeera rice, fruits and other snacks like groundnut chikki, biscuits, pickles, etc.

Keywords: Children, Acceptability, Mid Day Meal (MDM)

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Nagaraj Swathi, K. Uma Devi and Suchiritha Devi, S. 2018. Children’s Acceptability of Mid Day Meal (MDM) Food Supplied from Centralized Kitchen-“Akshaya Patra” of Medak District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 107-111. doi:
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