10 Mar '11, 1pm

[CNA] Singapore's first 'healthy' hawker centre to be launched in April

[CNA] Singapore's first 'healthy' hawker centre to be launched in April

SINGAPORE : Health-conscious hawker food lovers can look forward to Singapore's first 'healthy' hawker centre next month. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) and South West Community Development Council are working to get half of the hawkers at Yuhua Market and Hawker Centre in Jurong East (Block 347) to offer healthier food alternatives. Hawkers MediaCorp spoke to at Yuhua welcomed the move, saying they have already noticed more customers asking for healthier food. And despite the expected increase in costs and labour, they would not be raising prices as they feel the healthier food would draw in more business. HPB said the initiative is aimed at reducing nationwide obesity. Ang Hak Seng, chief executive officer of HPB, said: "Obesity has been on the increase by 1 per cent each year for the last three years...The reason why there is an increase in obesity is because Singapor...

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