GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence – Freedom - Happiness
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No. 21/2001/QD-TTg
Hanoi,  February 22, 2001
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE NATIONAL STRATEGY ON NUTRITION FOR THE PERIOD 2001-2010
THE PRIME MINISTER
- Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30th, 1992;
- Pursuant to the Law on Protection of People's Health of June 30th, 2000;
- At the proposal of the Minister of Health,
 
DECIDES:
Article 1
To ratify the national strategy o­n nutrition for the 2001-2010 period with the following principal contents:
1. Objectives
a. Overall objectives
To ensure that by the year 2010 the people's nutrition shall be markedly improved. Family members, first of all children and mothers, shall be rationally reared and cared for, meals of people in all regions shall be more quantitatively adequate and further qualitatively improved, meeting the hygienic safety standards. To restrict the newly arising nutrition-related health problems
b. Specific objectives:
- People shall have their knowledge about nutrition elevated and be encouraged to practice a rational nutrition regime.
Targets:
+ The rate of mothers who are knowledgeable about and practice a proper nutrition regime for sick children to increase from 20.2% in 2000 to 40% by 2005 and 60% by 2010.
+ The rate of mothers who totally breast feed their infants within the first four months to rise from 31.1% in 2000 to 45% by 2005 and 60% by 2010.
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