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Việt Nam marks World Milk Day with slew of events

Update: June, 02/2017 - 17:54
On May 27 around 900 students at the Bình Khánh Primary School in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District received 3,600 free glasses of milk. — Photo Courtesy of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Many activities were undertaken in Việt Nam to mark World Milk Day on June 1, which was selected by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 2001 to celebrate the importance contributions made by the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.

The activities focused on nutritional education for children to improve their height and health for the next generation, especially in rural areas.

On May 27 around 900 students of Bình Khánh Primary School in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District received 3,600 free glasses of milk.

Đặng Thái Bình, principal of the school, said donating milk is very useful for the school’s students because a large number are malnourished and stunting is very high.

Many of them are children from poor and near-poor families, he said.

The school’s teachers were also trained in nutrition education, he added.

Three thousand glasses of milk were also provided to children attending Bay Vào Thế Giới (Fly into the World), a programme held in HCM City’s District 1 on May 28 by Mathnasium Việt Nam, which runs centres to teach maths to children.

Another 40,000 glasses of milk were provided to students of 20 schools built nationwide under the Đèn Đom Đóm programme by FrieslandCampina Việt Nam since 2012.

The activities, carried out by FrieslandCampina, are a part of its campaign called Drinking Milk- Exercising-Healthy, which has been expanded this year.

The development and growth of a child is affected greatly by its daily diet, nutrition and exercise, according to the company. —VNS


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