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Health concerns and unhealthy life style: Nutrition specialists warn of increased number of overweight children in Armenia

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Parents of school children in Armenia face concerns of nutrition, as school canteens typically fail to offer healthy options, if any at all.

The system of nutrition in the Soviet schools which provided free milk and cookies for the first graders, soups and main courses for the rest of students and teachers, is not practiced since the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Madlene Minassian

Despite the fact that the Soviet school canteens have been the subject of jokes for several generations because of the specific odor and a standard set of dishes, it however could offer a complete lunch for the students and teachers, who spent from 5-8 hours in the schools.

Armenian News

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