31 Jan '16, 10pm

More school canteens serving healthy food but rising prices a concern - The Straits Times

More school canteens serving healthy food but rising prices a concern - The Straits Times

‘Care taken’ to ensure meal prices affordable More than half of the schools here are now serving healthier meals with less fat, sugar and salt, and each with a serving of fruit. But even as parents applaud the move, the prices of food in school canteens have gone up and some prefer if their children are not limited to buying full meal sets, when all they want is a small snack. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) told The Straits Times that 209 out of more than 360 schools, including junior colleges, have joined its Healthy Meals in Schools Programme (HMSP) - an initiative set up in 2011. Of this, 15 schools joined this year. Related Story Higher costs: Vendors seek help What's out, for instance - drinks without the Healthier Choice symbol, adding sweeteners to fresh fruit juices and "pre-deep-fried items", the last a new addition to this year's updated guidelines. HPB guideli...

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