Banning of junk food in school canteens
I did not know localcircles had a FSSAI circle too. FSSAI has issued notification to ban junk food in school canteens and I am attaching the notifications.
Funny thing is our authorities put their information is such hard to understand documents and expect general public will read such technical language and write back to them. the only people that will do that are perhaps lawyers of nestle, pepsi, coke and itc, britannia etc.
I request localcircles platform or its members to conduct simple survey in easy to answer questions so public opinion can be built on this issue. more
I have read the Notification and am surprised that the Draft is complete but without the definition of the term very often used in daily parlance, "Junk Food". Consumers have got to be informed the very definition of the term Junk Food, the point if ill feelings arise from. more
I am working in a large Petrochemicals factory in Vadodara, Gujarat. When my second son was in Lower KG (some 16 years ago), we gave him fruits and salad/vegetables for break-fast in his lunch/tiffin box. When preparations / rehearsals for their Annual Day was going, some other teacher found out that this boy (Prithviraj Manipuzha) is bringing a different tiffin. They called me and I explained the concept to a group of 10 - 12 KG School teachers. He continued this tiffin practice all through his school - Our company has two schools - one in the township and another one in the Vadodara City limits (both english medium and Gujarati medium). Taking this as model/ example, in both these schools and the said KG school - both medium - instructions were given to all the children/ parents to send 'home cooked' items ONLY in the tiffin for break-fast. Many Principals and HMs changed, but, I understand, this practice of home-cooked items only for tiffin still continues in these school. Now my son is in final Semester of Engineering (BE). more
Ideally junk food should not be there in the system itself and govt should not allow organisations to manufacture such foods which will cause health deterioration in people and ultmately benefits only the doctors and reflects nation health.If this is done then this sort of regulation should not be there.MNC companies have different rules for themselves based on the countries they operate
This should not only be banned in school canteens but also from India so that the health of the people is good. more
Naming of junk food itself indicates that food is junk,ie old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value. Then why our children should eat. Government should ban and appropriate authority carry out check and penalty clause if any one sells such products. more
It is good to note that you are giving home cooked food to your kids, Mr. Mohindar. A ban by the government is not going help much, since ban rules by the government are seldom implemented. If the school authorities take this as an initiative, it would work. parents would also need to put some pressure on the school authorities. more