Gujarat Governments says 'no more' to junk food in and around schools

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended a ban on the sale of food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in schools and the state government is framing draft rules for the same.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: November 19, 2019 13:00 IST
Gujarat Governments says 'no more' to junk food in and around schools

Gujarat government is planning to ban the sale of junk food inside school canteens and within 50 meters of schools to encourage consumption of healthy food.

 
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended a ban on the sale of food high in fat, salt, and sugar. They will not allow the advertisements of junk food, an official said.
 
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended a ban on the sale of food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in schools and the state government is in the process of framing draft rules for the same.
 
To promote healthy food eating habits among children, they may impose a ban on the sale of food with high fat, sugar, and salt in school canteens as well as in the 50-meter area around schools.
 
The step had taken to promote the eating of healthy food from childhood so that problems like obesity and diseases caused by the consumption of junk food can get controlled, Food and Drug Control Administration HG Koshia said.




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