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Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under ICDS-Food Models for the various target groups
1. Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) is the main component of ICDS to tackle malnutrition. SNP services are provided to the target groups of Pregnant & Lactating women and children between 7 months to 6 years.
2. The cost norms for Supplementary Nutrition Programme under " Restructured" ICDS were revised by Government of India (GOI), as per details given below
Target GroupRevised Norms
(per beneficiary per day)
Children(7-72 months)Rs.6.00
Severely Underweight children (7-72 months)Rs.9.00
Pregnant and Lactating womenRs.7.00
3. The nutritive norms for Supplementary Nutrition Programme as prescribed by Government of India (GOI), are as follows
Category Nutritive values
Calories
(K Cal)
Protein
(g)
Children(7-72 months) 500 12-15
Severely Underweight children (7-72 months) 800 20-25
Pregnant and Lactating women 600 18-20
4. With the revision of cost norms, food models were revised in consultation with stakeholders for the target groups to provide for calories / protein/RDA as per GOI norms and to ensure that the Supplementary food is acceptable to the target groups
5. In brief, the Supplementary Nutrition provided for the various categories of target groups is as follows
  • Pregnant & Lactating women get “one full meal” under Anna Amrutha Hastham (AAH) with one egg, 200 ml of milk, rice, dal and vegetable every day. Where AAH is not implemented, Pregnant & Lactating women receive Take Home Ration(THR) of 3 kg rice, 1 kg dal, ˝ ltr oil and 16 eggs in a month on 1st of every month(i.e. on NHD-1)
  • 7 months to 3 years children receive weaning food i.e the fortified Balamrutham packet of 2 ˝ kgs and 8 eggs in a month. This is distributed as THR to the mothers on 1st of every month (i.e on NHD-1)
  • 3 to 6 years children as part of Pre-school get a hot meal of rice, dal, vegetables daily, 4 eggs in a week and snacks of AP Food/ chana dal/ peanuts daily
  • Malnourished children i.e SUW/SAM/MAM children between 7 months to 3 years are given additional supplementation of 1 egg, 100 ml milk, mini meal+ extra oil daily at the Anganwadi centre
  • Malnourished children i.e SUW/SAM/MAM between 3 to 6 years are given additional supplementation of 1 egg, 100 ml milk, oil ( with hot meal), 50 gms of Balamrutham daily at the Anganwadi centre
6. Feeds for Malnourished children of age groups 7 months to 3 years and 3 to 6 years, are supervised and certain feeds are given at the AWC itself. The additional supplementation are made part of model menus which are appropriate for the malnourished children. Detailed guidelines issued for the “Special care and Supervised feeding” of malnourished children upto 5 years include methodology of identification and categorization of children as Severely Underweight (SUW)/ Severe Acute Malnutrition(SAM)/ Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM), and the details og the Model Menus
7. Details of the food models of various target groups along with costing and nutritive values are given in the Tables (I to VI)
  • Spot feeding of Pregnant & Lactating Women in Anna Amrutha Hastham (AAH) ICDS Projects  See Table-I
  • Take Home Ration (THR) for Pregnant & Lactating Women in non- Anna Amrutha Hastham (AAH) ICDS Projects and for THR for Adolescent Girls in Sabla districts See Table-II
  • Spot feeding of 3- 6 years Children See Table-III
  • Take Home Ration (THR) of 7 months - 3 years Children  See Table-IV
  • Additional Supplementation for SUW/SAM/MAM Children of 3– 6 years (over and above food model at III for normal children) for additional nutritional requirement and supervised feeding at AWC  See Table-V
  • Additional Supplementation for SUW/SAM/MAM children of 7 months – 3 years (over and above food model at IV for normal children) for additional nutritional requirement and supervised feeding at AWC  See Table-VI
8. The Additional Supplementation to the SUW/SAM/MAM children of age groups 7months-3 years and 3-6 years are part of “Model menus” designed for them to tackle malnutrition. As per these model menus SUW/ SAM/ MAM children will be given caloric dense food every 2 hours. Among these feeds, certain feeds (viz of egg, milk and meal + oil) will be given to “7 months – 3 years” and certain feeds (viz of egg, milk, meal +oil, snack, balamrutham) will be given to “3-6 years” at the AWC itself. The AWW will however supervise not only these feeds at the AWC but also the feeds to be given at home. The details of these model menus are at  See Table-VII and  See Table-VIII
References
G.O.Ms.No.14 - Dated:28-02-2014
Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Scheme - Food Models for ICDS beneficiaries – Revised and Comprehensive Orders – Issued
G.O.Ms.No.15 - Dated:28-02-2014
Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) under Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Scheme – “Special care and Supervised feeding” of children upto 5 years categorized under Severely Underweight (SUW)/ Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)/ Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) – Guidelines – Issued