Junk Foods to be Banned in Schools

The Delhi High Court ordered all the central and state governments to frame guidelines on banning the sale of junk foods and aerated drinks in and around the educational institutions, within six months.

A special committee has been formed under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the purpose of defining the junk food and to identify all the foods that come under junk food. The FSSAI has also been asked to co-ordinate with state governments and school managements to work towards preventing sale of such food and drinks to students. The HC gave FSSAI, a period of six months to consider the issue and further hearing of the case was scheduled to 25th July.

The court also asked the Health Ministry to take measures to create awareness among students about the harmful effects of increased consumption of junk foods.

Source: TOI

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