Govt to immediately tackle malnutrition among 5.6 million children
16 Mar 2023 05:56pm
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - FILEPIC
He said a memorandum would be forwarded to the Cabinet soon to coordinate efforts to address the issue as it involved cross-ministerial cooperation.
"We have discussed that the nutrition allocation for primary and lower secondary schools involves approximately RM800 million, in this matter, we also need to take into account the nutrition for children at nurseries or kindergartens," he told a press conference after chairing the National Social Council meeting in Parliament here today.
The meeting was attended by Cabinet ministers including Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
Ahmad Zahid said that one of the approaches to address the issue was to coordinate balanced food intake according to advice from the nutrition department of the Ministry of Health (MOH) - BERNAMA
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