Anchor initiated its pilot program in association with the ICDS department of Haridwar named Anchor Shishu Aahar Pariyojana in order to reduce the acute Malnutrition amongst 400 targeted children in 3 blocks and town area of Haridwar District for twelve months. The project activities include supplying nutrition andfood supplements, along with conducting periodic checkup and treatement of the severly manourished children, along with sensitizing the parents and creating community awareness. Additionally, the company is also ensuring that the dietary requirements of the said children, personal hygiene and sanitation is maintained with them. All of these activities are accomplished by monitoring and handholding ay grassroot level
There has been significant improvement in these children and more than 25% children out of the selected lot are now out of malnutrition and more than 80% have shown growth. While the remaining are showing progress the amount of children under severe malnutirition now are less than 3%.