The children were dependent on the Government Midday Meal which is provided in the government schools which is affected by the local lockdown.
The main problems of the children were malnutrition due to inadequate intake of essential nutrients. Children experience several problems, including delays in development, weight-loss and other illness. In younger children, malnourishment affects the immune system which is serious problem for Covid-19, making them highly susceptible to infectious disease
Myrtle intervened with the children of the tribal community at Tiruvallur district covering 8 villages and providing 250 nutritious meal everyday.