the Introduction of hot meals in primary schools will be phased and should be completed by 2023. The law is aimed at improvement of Russian schoolchildren and the nation as a whole because of diseases of the digestive system are leading in the number of children’s illnesses in the country. Annually confirmed more than 3 million diagnoses and more than diseases of the organs of vision and the nervous system. According to pediatric gastroenterologist Anna Shabalina, in conditions of high mental and physical challenges snacks and muffins provoke not only fatigue the child, but also a whole bunch of diseases. The doctor believes that the full development of children is equally necessary proteins, fats and carbohydrates, which can only guarantee a balanced diet.

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Deputy of the state Duma of Lidiya Antonova hopes that the law will be effective and will help not only to improve the statistics of the health status of children, but bring back the food culture in schools. “In the modern rhythm of life, parents sometimes do not have time to prepare Breakfast for their children, many of whom, having had a bite on the go in the morning, the whole day hungry. Hence the health problems. In the child’s diet should not be suhomyatku, and especially fast food, but should be a full hot meal that meets the needs of the body, the preferences of the child and the cultural traditions of the region, which is very important for multinational Rossiand,” she said.

In a separate article of the law stipulates the principles of a healthy and therapeutic nutrition, including hospital patients, inmates of children’s camps, residents of nursing homes and boarding schools for people with disabilities. “The law establishes the priority of consumer health products in the face of economic benefit and commercial interest of entrepreneurs”, – said the Chairman of the Duma Committee on health and children’s surgeon Dmitry Morozov.

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all-Russian movement “Mother Russia” devoted to the study of school feeding for more than seven years. “We raised this issue long ago, watched as Pete students in the regions, including children from large families and children who live in single-parent families, wondering where the buffets and school cafeterias receive food, – said the Chairman of the movement of Valentine Petrenko. – Of course, not all was rosy, not all families could afford to pay for school Lunches. It is therefore important that we managed to solve the issue of accessibility of hot meals, because for younger students it will be free.” She also noted that “required a set of measures that school meals were safe, high quality and useful, so it is important that the law covers all stages of food: defines requirements for product quality, menu, terms of cooking.”


the President’s Decision will help the Russian farmers, experts believe. “This will benefit those producers who can fit into the supply chain through the “factory kitchen”. But in any case indirectly, this decision will increase the effective demand for goods, which willt be used to produce hot meals – primarily vegetables, cereals, meat,” – said the General Director of the Institute for agricultural market studies Dmitry Rylko. Today, the capacity of the retail food market in Russia is about 15 trillion rubles. the Entire market of school meals is estimated at 500 billion rubles., of which directly on the products themselves account for about 250-270 billion rubles, says the partner of the company “neo Centre” Alexey Volostnov.

According to the government report to the Federal Assembly on government policy in the field of education for the year 2018, the school nutrition fully secured about 60% of the students. “We can assume that the implementation of the law will increase the market of school meals in terms of cost of food another 30-50%, i.e. 80 to 120 billion. This is a very significant money to the market operators,” acknowledges the expert.

Prepared by Tatyana Karabut