Energy Food / Care Food

The Government of Karnataka has undertaken a number of programmes to combat malnutrition among the vulnerable sections of the populations. Significant among these is the mid-day meal programme for pre-school and school children assisted by CARE and administered by the Department of Public Instruction.

Since the state government had planned to progressively replace CARE assistance, a low-cost alternative to CARE food had to be developed. This was identified as one of the first projects by KSCST and a wheat-based formulation called Energy Food was developed by the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Measure. Based on the project report prepared by CFTRI, the state government is setting up 5 units for the manufacture Energy Food is different part of the State.