Feeding the Mind and Body: Free Lunches Provided in India


In 2001,  the Indian government passed a law mandating that schools provide free lunches for all of its students aged 10 and under. Some schools have extended the age to 13, and still others to twelfth grade. In  India’s Free Lunch, a short documentary produced by SBS Australia and distributed by Journeyman Pictures, Australian reporter Amos Roberts visits several schools in South India, as well as the factories that help produce the lunches that feed over 11 million Indian children six days a week. Moreover, enrollment in their schools has doubled.

Watch the full video here:

-Lisa DeBenedictis

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