01 Jun '12, 10am

How healthy is healthy when it comes to Malay food?

How healthy is healthy when it comes to Malay food?

Text and images by Catherine Ling @ Makansutra. Healthier hawker food by the Health Promotion Board That is what the Health Promotion Board (HPB) aims to do with its Healthier Hawker Programme which was introduced last year. By offering healthier eating options, it wants to encourage healthier eating in hawker centres to fight increasing obesity rates in Singapore. Its latest move saw three hawker centres – Haig Road Food Centre, Eunos Crescent Food Centre and Geylang Serai Food Centre – participate in the programme, all in the effort to combat obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure among the Malay community. This would be achieved through the use of whole grain noodles, brown rice, healthier oils and salts and drinks with less sugar. But how healthy is healthy when it comes to Malay food? Makansutra took a walk through the Geylang Serai and Haig Road hawker cen...

Full article: http://www.makansutra.com/foodblog/?p=5603

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