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Government Bans Junk Food In School Canteens

Government Bans Junk Food In School Canteens
New Delhi

Ensuring healthy food habits among students, Maharashtra School Education Department has imposed a ban on sale of high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food in school canteens across the state.

While Rajma-rice and idli-vada will be among the dishes that will replace pizza, noodles and pastries in school canteens, a government resolution (GR) has listed 12 categories of of foods which include potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizza, burger, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc.

The GR has also listed 20 items which can be sold to school children including wheat roti, vegetable pulav, idli-vada, coconut water, and jaljira.

Highlights
Government Bans junk food in school canteens in Maharashtra.
Rajma-rice and idli-vada will be among the dishes that will replace pizza, noodles and pastries in school canteens.
A government resolution (GR) listed 20 items which can be sold to school children.

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