| Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (C) launches the school milk program in Danang on September 27, 2019. (Photo: VNA)
The school milk program, which has been active in more than 30 countries, including Japan, China, and the US, aims to improve children’s fitness, reduce the malnutrition rate, and educate parents on the role of balanced nutrition for children.
According to the Lancet, a world leading medical journal, Vietnam is among those developing countries facing micro-nutrient deficiencies, which negatively impact children’s physical and intellectual development. The school milk program is an effective tool in supplementing micro-nutrients in school meals.