02 Jul '11, 3am

Healthier meals for schoolchildren

Healthier meals for schoolchildren

Pupils at Wellington Primary enjoying the healthier fare - where each set meal is made up of the right portions from the four main food groups and prepared using ingredients such as brown rice and low-fat milk - yesterday under the Health Promotion Board's pilot project. THE canteen stalls in Wellington Primary School sell food like curry chicken and pizza but, lest you think they could be unhealthy, they are not. Thanks to a new initiative by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the recipes have been modified to contain ingredients such as brown rice and low-fat milk in a bid to lower obesity rates among the young in Singapore. The five tuckshop stalls now prepare set meals for some 1,500 pupils that feed the needs of growing children aged seven to 12. Each set meal, served on a bento-like tray, contains the right proportions from the four main food groups - rice and alterna...

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HPB serves bento-style healthy meals

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