ROCS works with other stakeholders to fight malnutrition among children because malnutrition has significant economic costs for the malnourished individuals, their households and communities, and the nation as a whole. The costs stem from the need to deal with an increased disease burden and other physical and mental problems related to malnutrition and the enormous reductions in human potential and economic productivity throughout life caused by hunger and malnutrition.  

ROCS believe that a hungry child cannot concentrate or perform and is unlikely to stay in school. School feeding programs have proven effective in encouraging enrolment, increasing attention spans and improving school attendance. School feeding programs are powerful tools for alleviating day-to-day hunger pangs. It is suggested that giving children a daily breakfast at school may improve their scholastic achievement. When the time spent in school is increased, certain cognitive functions and attention to tasks are improved (Grantham-McGregor, Chang & Walker, 1998). Afridi et al. (2013)