The school milk programme is an important measure to fight stunting and micronutrient deficiency in Vietnamese children, which continue to a be leading cause for inferior physical stature of Vietnamese people, according to nutrition experts.
A proposal on increasing nutrients in the meals of Vietnamese people was introduced in Hà Nội on Thursday.
The country’s biggest dairy corporation, Vinamilk, will provide milk for Hà Nội’s new school milk programme, the city Department of Education and Training announced on Tuesday.
Vietnam Dairy Association has proposed the Government and ministries to introduce other dairy products for the school milk programme apart from pure fresh milk to ensure adequate nutrition and diversify the taste for children.
The chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Council urged the city’s People’s Committee to seek better solutions to tackle flooding, pollution and traffic congestion at a meeting held on Monday in the city.
Monitoring of raw milk quality was still limited by lack of funds and human resources from specialised management agencies.