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Symposium celebrates nutrition improvement plan
December 23,2021   By:chinadaily.com.cn
Dec. 23, 2021 -- The International Symposium for the 10th Anniversary of the Nutrition Improvement Plan took place in Beijing on Dec 18, with participation from more than 120 government officials, scholars and representatives of international organizations and enterprises.
 
Carrying the title "Investing in Child Nutrition for Healthy Future", the symposium was hosted by the China Development Research Foundation and co-organized by the United Nations World Food Program and covered topics including the achievements of the plan in the past decade, rural revitalization and international experience.
 
In 2011, China launched a nutrition improvement plan for students receiving compulsory education in rural areas. According to statistics from CDRF, by the end of 2020, 1,732 counties from 28 provinces have participated in the program, covering approximately 131,600 schools and 37.98 million students.
 
"In both high-quality economic development and promoting common prosperity, children's development should be a key focal point. In the future, stronger initiatives must be taken quickly and effectively to increase public investment in children's nutrition, health, nurturing and education, and to improve the comprehensiveness, balance, coordination and inclusiveness of children's development," Li Wei, chairman of the foundation, said at the opening ceremony.
 
Video provided by China Development Research Foundation.

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