|Teachers in Giáp Sơn Kindergarten put supplements in soups for children. Nearly 1,700 malnourished children in eight communes of Bắc Giang Province will be provided supplements in their daily meals to improve their health and nutrition in the year’s last quarter. - VNS Photo Nguyễn Thị Trang|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 1,700 malnourished children in eight communes of Bắc Giang Province will be provided supplements in their daily meals to improve their health and nutrition in the year’s last quarter.
These children have been selected to join a programme which is being implemented by the National Nutrition Institute and Amway Việt Nam. The programme, which kicked off in December 2015, aims to support local children with poor nutrition.
In the first phase, which is worth some VNĐ1.3 billion (over US$58,000), over 400 children in kindergartens in the two communes of Giáp Sơn and Phượng Sơn gained weight and height after participating for six months in the programme.
"We are happy because the initial results are good," Dr Nguyễn Thị Lâm, deputy-head of the nutrition institute, said. "The programme has focused on children under five years. It is very accurate because the first five years of a child’s life are critical."
Nutrilite Power of 5, a global Corporate Social Responsibility programme of Amway, has been operating in Việt Nam and 13 other countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia, and provides Little Bits supplements. The product is not for sale. — VNS