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Hot meals for pupils from 1st to 4th grade ready-schools should be granted since September 1, 2020. The head of President Vladimir Putin said during annual address to the Federal Assembly broadcast which leads to the Youtube channel “Russia 24”.
Putin said that funds for the provision of hot meals for schoolchildren should be allocated from Federal, regional and local budgets.
“But the question is not just about money. You need to create in schools the necessary infrastructure. Even during the Soviet Union this has not been done. This, of course, will take time. In regions and schools where there is availability, free hot meals should be available starting September 1, 2020,” — said the head of state.
The deadline for other regions — 2023.
“I think that this measure will be justified,” — said the President.
In October the state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on compulsory provision of hot meals for pupils. The bill proposes to set a General for Russian schools rules of the organization quality, safe and healthy nutrition for elementary school students and private school groups. It clarifies the concept of food quality and safety requirements and nutritional value.
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