20 January 2019

Over 22 mln rural students gain in nutrition scheme, paper says

A total of 22.4 million students in nearly 100,000 rural schools across China have benefited from the government’s nutrition improvement trial scheme that began in fall semester of 2011, Beijing Times reported Thursday, citing information from the Ministry of Education and related departments. Almost 700 prefectures in 22 provinces had joined the scheme as of the end of October last year. Meanwhile, another 529 prefectures in 19 provinces had launched their own local schemes, the report said.

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