|A contest was held by the HCM City Department of Education and Training for schools to improve knowledge of food safety. —Photo Courtesy of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam|
HCM CITY — Students of Lê Văn Sỹ Primary School in HCM City’s Tân Bình District have won the first prize in this year’s Food Safety and Hygiene Contest for students.
The month-long contest also included another category - for cooks – and attracted more than 250 primary schools in the city that make lunch for their students.
It was aimed at improving knowledge of food safety and hygiene and reducing the danger of food poisoning.
Contestants had to take online tests, fill questionnaires on food safety and hygiene and cook.
In the category for cooks, Nguyễn An Ninh Primary School in Hóc Môn District won the first prize.
The contest was organised by the city Department of Education and Training in co-operation with FrieslandCampina Việt Nam’s Dutch Lady brand.
The rate of obesity among children aged below five in HCM City has increased by three times over the last 10 years while in the case of high school students it has doubled, according to a press release from FrieslandCampina. —VNS