The milk consumption of Vietnamese has increased from eight to nearly 15 litres per person per year during the last decade, figures from the Department of Food Safety and Hygiene have shown.

Despite the increase, 21.7 percent of the total number of children are undersized and 30 percent are underweight.

Nguyen Cong Khan, head of the Ministry of Health's Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, said most Vietnamese did not understand the ads about milk and the instructions on how to use milk or dairy products.

They had no idea how to choose the best milk for them, Khan noted./.