The Breakfast Revolution, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization is "revolutionizing" the traditional approach to fight malnutrition. At the heart of the program are "snacks" that provide 100 percent of the vitamins and minerals a child lacks in his or her diet, along with as much vegetarian protein as two to three eggs.. The powerpacked snacks cost only 10 to 15 cents per meal. In addition to the meals, the program includes health check-ups, deworming and nutritional education to improve hygiene and food choices at home.During the last 3 years, more than 50,000 malnourished children and women were served 5.5 million meals and nutrition supplements, TBR said in a press release. More than 70 percent of the children on the program have shown significant improvement within six months the nonprofit claims. TBR runs malnutrition treatment programs for schools, anganwadis, hospitals, NGOs, orphanages and other services in Maharashtra,Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. "This is a drop in the ocean as malnutrition affects millions," says TBR cofounder Dr. Pankaj Jethwani.
"Our single priority is to reach 1 million children by 2022 and provide them their fundamental right to nutrition."