13 Jul '11, 9am

HPB takes obesity fight into the kitchen

HPB takes obesity fight into the kitchen

SINGAPORE: It's often said, you are what you eat. And, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) is taking a closer look into just what goes onto your dinner plate, and how it's prepared. The agency is exploring a tie-up with the Culinary Institute of America to train hawker centre cooks and restaurant chefs in ways to cook more healthily. It hopes the tie-up can debunk the myth that healthy food is tasteless food. This is one of the agency's first projects under its new Centre of Excellence for Nutrition. HPB's CEO Ang Hak Seng said: "By innovating on the process of cooking, you can actually bring out very strong flavours of food. The other one is introducing new flavourings, such as using of spice, even using simple materials like lemon juice, which can enhance the taste without the need to increase salt, fat or sugar." Currently, one in 10 adult Singaporeans is obese. The rate i...

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