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In Vietnam, mobile food stands around schools pose threats to students’ health

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 17:52 GMT+7
In Vietnam, mobile food stands around schools pose threats to students’ health

Many schools in Ho Chi Minh City have turned into food zones because they are now surrounded by mobile stands selling food of unknown origin, and even conducting gambling activities.

The area on Dang Van Ngu Street in Phu Nhuan District that stretches from Le Van Sy to Nguyen Trong Tuyen Streets has become a promised land for street food sellers as there are three schools there: Han Thuyen High School, Dang Van Ngu Elementary School, and Ngo Tat To Middle School

Despite the schools’ effort to call on students not to eat food of unknown origin bought from the mobile stands of these peddlers, the school gates are frequently filled with such stand.

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