New regulation for school milk programme

Students drink milk at a kindergarten in Tu Mơ Rông District, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc

HÀ NỘI — Milk drunk in schools must be sterilised and contains 21 micronutrients, according to the latest decision of the Ministry of Health.

It will come into play in January.

The sterilised milk must ensure the national technology norms based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s regulations, the decision said.

The 21 micronutrients must follow regulated amount, including vitamin A, E, C, acid folic and magnesium.

The school milk programme was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in July 2016. Two months later, the Ministry of Health issued a temporary regulation for the programme, but did not mention clearly the amount of micronutrients.

At present, 15 provinces and cities are conducting the programme including Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, HCM City, Bắc Ninh and Sơn La. — VNS

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