|Pupils drink milk at an elementary school in Hà Nội. The nationwide school milk programme is one of Việt Nam’s efforts to improve the physical strength and height of young generations. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A proposal to increase the amount of nutrients in the meals of Vietnamese people was introduced in Hà Nội on Thursday.
It outlines nutrition plans for six age groups with different demands, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, children from 0-24 months old, school-age children, as well as elderly people, people with long-term arthritis and sportspeople.
The plans will be implemented nationwide from now until 2028, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of nutrients in physical and intellectual development.
They offer menus with nutrient contents catered to each group and give suggestions on which food supplements they should take.
The proposal was developed by local dairy maker TH Group and implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training.
Speaking at a launch ceremony on Thursday, Lều Nguyệt Ánh, director of TH Group’s product research and development centre, said: “We will focus on the nutrient demand of children in their first 1,000 days to create a foundation for an optimal development of their health.
“The project will also help people of working age improve their health, prevent diseases, and slow down the aging process.
“We hope our suggestions will create a drastic change in people’s consumption habits and encourage the food industry to go back to using clean, natural ingredients.” — VNS