girls of 11-18 years. The Scheme is being implemented through the state governments/UTs with
      the cost sharing ratio between the centre and the states and UTs (with legislatures) in the ratio of
      50:50 for nutrition and 60:40 for rest of the components. For eight north eastern states
      (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim) and
      three special category Himalayan states (H.P., JandK and Uttrakhand), the share of centre and
      state is in the ratio of 90:10. Union territories (without legislatures) are funded 100 per cent of
      the financial norms or the actual expenditure incurred whichever is less. Anganwadi Centre
      (AWC) is the focal point for the delivery of the services. The Scheme has two major
      components- nutrition and non-nutrition.
            Under the nutrition component, the out-of-school adolescent girls (11-l4years) attending
      AWCs and all girls (14-18 years) are provided supplementary nutrition in the form of take home
      ration/hot cooked meal. Each adolescent girl is given 600 calories and 18-20 grams of protein
      and micronutrients (which is approx. 1/3 of recommended dietary allowance) per day for 300
      days in a year. The nutrition provided is as per the norms for pregnant and lactating mothers.
      While the nutrition component aims at improving the health and nutrition status of the adolescent
      girls, the non-nutrition component, addresses the development needs. In the non-nutrition
      component, out-of-school adolescent girls of 11-18 years are being provided IFA
      supplementation, health check-up, and referral services, nutrition and health education,
      Adolescent Reproductive Sexual Health (ARSH) counselling/ guidance on family welfare, life
      skill education, guidance on accessing public services and vocational training (only 16-18 year
      old adolescent girls). The Scheme also aims at mainstreaming out-of-school girls to school
      Junk Food Guidelines
            Junk Food Guidelines have been developed and forwarded to MHRD and MoHFW for
      implementation. MHRD has requested all CBSE affiliated schools to follow them. MHRD has
      been requested to issue an advisory to all the states/ UTs accordingly. It has also been suggested
      in the guidelines that vendors/ street vendors should not be permitted to sell these foods during
      school timings in a vicinity of 200 meters from any school. The guidelines also provide a list of
      suitable food items to be offered in the school canteen.
      Major Initiatives of Food and Nutrition Board
            Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) under MWCD is in process of setting up of 4 food testing
      Laboratories viz., central laboratory at Faridabad and 3 regional food testing laboratories at
      Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata for analyzing the food and nutritional supplements for food safety
      and quality to ensure nutritional and feeding norms for supplementary nutrition in ICDS Scheme.
            MWCD, taking note of the widely prevalent deficiencies of iron, vitamin-A, iodine and
      other micro nutrients in the population, particularly among women and children, has taken the
      initiative towards addressing this issue through fortification of foods. In this regard, a
      comprehensive regulation on fortification of Foods namely ‘Food Safety and Standards
      (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016 was operationalized which sets the standards for
      fortification of major staple foods namely, wheat flour, rice, milk, edible oil and salt. A logo has
      also been launched.
      National Plan of Action for Children
            The National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC), 2016 is based on the principles