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(Former name of the MFDS). 'Nutrition Standards for High-Calorie Foods with Low Nutritional Value'.
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".
2) Development of evaluation program tools for high-calorie foods with low nutritional values
3) Ban on advertisement
4) 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.
6) Development of educational resources and campaign
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.