13 Jul '11, 3pm

Healthy hawker food a hit with Singaporeans

Healthy hawker food a hit with Singaporeans

Demand at Yuhua Hawker Centre for such fare has tripled since the Healthier Hawker Programme kicked off three months ago, said Mr Ang Hak Seng, chief executive of the Health Promotion Board (HPB). -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG SINGAPORE'S first healthy hawker centre is reporting robust sales of dishes made with brown rice and wholegrain noodles. Demand at Yuhua Hawker Centre for such fare has tripled since the Healthier Hawker Programme kicked off three months ago, said Mr Ang Hak Seng, chief executive of the Health Promotion Board (HPB). Initially, only 70 per cent of hawkers were on board. Now, all 53 stalls there whip up healthier options such as char kway teow with wholegrain noodles, at no extra cost. Chairman of the Yuhua Hawkers' Association Karney Ngai said earnings have gone up by at least 10 per cent. Some 10 stalls even extended opening hours and additional tables had...

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