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The Special Act on the Safety Management of Children's Dietary Life

Background

  This Law is targeted toward safe food, proper nutrition, and healthy children and to establish a goal to protect children's health against pernicious ingredients, food poisoning and obesity by improving the environment of circulation and consumption conditions of children's preferred food and food services. After enforcement of 'The Special Act on the Safety Management of Children's Dietary Life'. 4 notifications were released in May 2009 including Notification No. 2009-25 of the Korea Food and Drug Administration. 'Nutrition Standards for High-Calorie Foods with Low Nutritional Value'.



Aim of legislation

Aim of legislation



History (by year)

Childerns Dietary History (by year)



Designation of Children's Food Safety and Protection Zones

1) Green food zone

  To protect young students from junk foods, the government decided to ban fast foods and soda within 200 meters of the selected schools. These junk food-free school areas are called "Green Food Zones".

  • Current number of green food zone('12) : 9,433 places (10,839 schools)
  • Manager in exclusive charge : 4,553 people
  • Designated places as an exemplary business place : 1,559 places
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2) Development of evaluation program tools for high-calorie foods with low nutritional values


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Evaluation basis on HCFLNV

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3) Ban on advertisement


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Ban on advertisement



4) Nutrition labeling(traffic light sign)


Nutrition labeling(traffic light sign)



5) Designation on Quality Certification in Children's Preferable Food

  Quality certification system is a part of the children's favorite foods safety management projects. Children's food quality certification is basis for following standards.

  • Food safety cf)HACCP
  • Nutrition values(especially vitamins, minerals and sugars)
  • Food additive

Quality Certification in Children's Preferable Food



6) Development of educational resources and campaign


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7) Children's meal service support centers

  The poor sanitation and nutrition control on mass feeding at places such as child-care facilities, preschools, youth camps and child welfare institutions that is attributable to shortage of nutritionists as well as lower standards compared to those of schools, there is growing need to systemically control mass feeding at these places.


Quality Certification in Children's Preferable Food