Uzbekistan for the first time has introduced the sanitary rules and hygienic standards ‘Hygienic requirements for the nutrition of children in sports schools.’
The Ministry of Health officials say that the document was developed in response to the protocol of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Development of Children’s Sports of Uzbekistan and the Set of measures to provide healthy nutrition of the population of Uzbekistan in 2015-2020.
“Development and approval of these rules is a response to the dynamic development of children’s sports, construction of new children’s sports facilities, increasing the number of children involved in sports on a regular basis,” says the Deputy Director, Head of the Laboratory of Hygiene of Children and Adolescents of the Research Institute of Hygiene, Sanitation and Occupational Diseases, Roza Kamilova. “Compliance with these rules is the care for the health of children, as the intensification of training sessions, the method of early specialization, often without taking into account the anatomical and physiological characteristics, physical fitness and physical development of the child, could lead to injuries and diseases of the young athlete.”
She says that to ensure the normal training process of the child, he or she should receive with the food necessary amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Sanitary rules are binding on educational institutions engaged in sports and educational institutions with sports clubs.
Inobservance of sanitary rules, norms and hygienic standards entails disciplinary and administrative responsibility in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.