HDFC Parivartan – A Collaboration for Change

Malnutrition is a major health challenge in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients.


The rates of malnutrition among adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and children are alarmingly high in India. This can be attributed to the mother’s nutritional status, lactation behaviour, women’s education, and sanitation. These affect the children in several ways including stunting, childhood illness, and retarded growth. A developed nation of the future cannot be built with malnourished frail young physiques.


Malnutrition in India must be addressed with an integrated approach that addresses issues with poverty and food distribution as well as increasing access to nutritious foods, expanding healthcare facilities, advancing gender equality, and offering nutrition education. Nutrition plays a critical role in healthy growth and development, and the socio-economic status of the child, and is the key to good health.


Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme is our journey to feed every hungry school-going child in our country. Through public-private partnerships, the Morning Nutrition programme has reached out to nearly 10 million children across the country. Several companies through CSR have got the opportunity to participate in this grand programme of feeding the hungry.

HDFC Parivartan


HDFC Bank Limited (also known as HDFC) is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai. It is India’s largest private sector bank by assets. HDFC Bank was incorporated in 1994 as a subsidiary of the Housing Development Finance Corporation.


HDFC Bank is deeply committed to making a positive impact on the environment, its customers, employees, and the community at large. Through their initiatives under HDFC Bank Parivartan, they strive towards the socio-economic development of society by sustainably empowering communities. The Initiatives under HDFC Bank Parivartan focus on the areas of Environment, Rural Development, Education, Skill Development and Livelihood Enhancement, Healthcare & Hygiene, and Financial Literacy reaching 10 crores+ lives across 24+ states and 1 million+ households.


Nearly 2,38,090 school-going children were provided Morning Nutrition in January and February 2024 in Adilabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Hanamkonda, Jayashankar Bhupalpally and Medchal Malkajgiri districts in Telangana. The children were served fortified Ragi along with Jaggery. This programme improved enrollments, punctuality, mental focus, academic performance, and health profile of the child besides motivating the teachers who were previously teaching students with empty stomachs.


Nutrition plays a critical role in healthy growth and development, and the socio-economic status of the child, and is the key to good health. Let No Child Go to School Hungry Ever, will be our way in Annapoorna to build a developed India, a nourished nation!

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