AI to make nutrition assessment of tribal students in Maharashtra School

Maharashtra School

AI is gradually replacing human intervention in all fields but what if we told you that artificial intelligence (AI) is now able to guarantee the quality of food and the amount of nutrition?

Todsa Ashram School in Etapalli, Maharashtra, recently installed an AI-based system to raise the nutritional status of Gadchiroli tribal children.

In terms of how this technology functions, it takes a photo of the student holding their plate of food and determines in a matter of seconds, without the aid of a person, whether the meal is of good quality.

This technology will prove useful, especially when it comes to government schools’ midday meals, which are sometimes overlooked due to their subpar quality.

The administration reportedly took the initiative as part of Project Bhamragad, and eight government schools are a part of it.

”There are eight government schools included in Project Bhamragad. I used to think the girls at this all-girls Ashram School were malnourished when I visited. A preliminary BMI analysis revealed that 61 of the 222 girls were underweight. Three meals are served here daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is served in a sufficient quantity, and we adhere to the menu as well. Shubham Gupta, Assistant Collector of Etapalli and Project Director of Integrated Tribal Development Project, explained about the device”, So, we wanted to determine the cause.

He continued by saying that the administration had made contact with an NGO that collaborated with a start-up.

“We brought this machine created by them. This device is powered by artificial intelligence. We have attempted to improve both the amount and quality of meals through the use of this gadget. Headmaster and I have access to the information gathered here. So far, one of the eight Ashram Schools has had it installed. The outcomes are quite encouraging. In September 2022, we put it in place. Since then, both the quality of the food and the BMI of youngsters have improved,” he added.

According to UNICEF India research, 40% of Indian tribal children under the age of five are malnourished, and 16% of them are severely stunted.

Due to a lack of food and resources, tribal children experience greater rates of undernutrition than children from socially and economically affluent backgrounds.

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