Vinasoy kicks off nutrition programme for children hinh anh 1Representatives of Vinasoy present gifts to impoverished children (Photo:

Quang Ngai (VNA) – As many as 23,000 primary pupils will benefit from a nutrition programme launched by the Study Encouragement Fund of the Vietnam Soya Products Company (Vinasoy) during the first semester of 2016-2017 school year.

The programme was announced at a ceremony in the central province of Quang Ngai on August 15. 

Entitled “Healthy nutrition for children’s growth”, the initiative aimed to increase health, physical strength and reduce malnutrition among children.

The programme will be implemented in seven provinces, including five northern provinces of Vinh Phuc, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Yen Bai, Bac Giang and two central provinces - Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai.

Accordingly, nearly 2 million 125 ml milk boxes will be provided free of charge for 23,000 pupils in participating provinces.

Besides, the programme will coordinate with localities’ authorities to organise several helpful activities for children such as drawing competitions and tree planting. 

On the occasion, Vinasoy presented 20 scholarships each worth 500,000 VND (22.5 USD) to outstanding and impoverished primary pupils in Quang Ngai.-VNA