As many as 25 children studying in the Morarji Desai Residential School in Athani of Belgaum district fell sick after their morning breakfast on Friday.
Chikkodi District Health Officer V.B. Kulkarni said that the children started vomiting and complained of stomach ache after eating chitranna (fried rice) for breakfast in the morning and were immediately rushed to the government hospital for treatment.
There is no threat to the life of any child, doctors said. Additional doctors, including pediatricians from nearby hospitals, were rushed to Athani to attend to the children.
Mr. Kulkarni said that he would investigate whether the rice used for cooking the breakfast was stale, even as samples of food served has been sent for tests.