03 Apr '11, 12am

HPB unveils new plan where in 3 years, diners can choose healthier version of dishes like char kway teow at no extra cost

IN THREE years' time, you will be able to choose healthier versions of local dishes like char kway teow made with wholegrain noodles at all hawker centres in Singapore - and at no extra cost. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) unveiled these plans yesterday at the launch of its new Healthier Hawker Programme, which aims to stem the rising obesity rates here. The latest National Health Survey last year showed that one in 10 Singaporeans is obese. Explaining the move, HPB chief executive Ang Hak Seng said more Singaporeans are eating out, with seven in 10 consuming more than the daily recommended calorie intake. Of these, about 15 per cent eat at least twice the recommended daily amount, he added. An average adult should consume about 2,000 calories a day. The number of people who eat at hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops at least four times a week has also risen fro...

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  1. 03 Apr '11, 4am

    Time to lose the fat, Singapore!

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