Navigation Links
Mom's Food to Replace Junk Food in Schools

The Delhi Government has proposed a ban on junk food in school canteens following a report by the Delhi Diabetics Research Centre (DDRC). The DDRC in its report// has shown concern about the increasing number of children being affected by diabetes.

A survey carried out by DDRC in 38 schools showed that one in every five children is clinically unhealthy or obese and junk food rampant in the school canteens contributed towards this cause. Some 5,000 children between the ages of 8 and 14 years were screened in this process.

'We found that 55 percent children from private schools and 45 percent from government schools were in the category of obese individuals. We also found that most children prefer to eat out in canteens and hence we proposed to the government that junk food should be stopped in school canteens,' said A.K. Jhingam, chairperson of DDRC.

A questionnaire given to children in the course of the survey revealed that 81 percent children go to fast food joints at least once a week, 62 percent preferred junk food to green vegetables and 47 percent eat lunch at their school canteens.

To counter these alarming figures and even more alarming consequences, the government has asked for junk food to be stopped and instead urged mothers to form self help groups (SHG) and provide food in the canteens.

Welcoming the move, Shyama Chona, principal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in south Delhi said that healthy food should be encouraged among children. Similarly, principal of Holy Child School, Tagore Garden, said: 'We encourage children to bring home cooked food which is more nutritious and healthy.'

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Moms Stomach Bacteria Can Cause Leukaemia In Children
2. Moms the word for plump babies
3. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
4. Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism
5. Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
6. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
7. Hormone Replacement Therapy -- What to do?
8. Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe If Monitored Appropriately
9. The Existing Controversy of Hormone Replacement Therapy
10. Understanding The Link Between Hormone Replacement and Respiratory Disease
11. Hormone Replacement Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2016)... ... , ... “Epilepsy Awareness,” which can be found at the ... about epilepsy, bearing down on the social stigma and lack of public education ... within their lifetime. With such a large percentage of people affected, it’s critically ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Physicians Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) ... on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myeloma, on February 24, 2017. ... to have Amy E. Herman present at this year’s conference, her unprecedented knowledge ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... gender, and geographic lines. The goal of Castlewood Treatment Centers has always been ... accessible to as many people as possible. In that spirit, Castlewood has ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, one of New York ... participated in the 36th Annual Cutting Edge Aesthetic Symposium at the Waldorf Astoria in ... that perfect, yet natural-looking, nose. Dr. Weintraub, who is world-renowned for his expertise in ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Sideline Products is a Southern York County Pennsylvania-based premier designer ... and the horse. Smaller saddles can pinch and irritate the horse creating safety issues ... properly fitted western saddle so it does not impact the comfort or performance of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... BOCA RATON, Fla. , Dec. 5, ... Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) ... agreement SegAna, LLC, an Orlando ... Central Florida. The Florida Institute supports new company ... funding gaps for companies spinning out of Florida-based universities ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016  Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced ... marketing agreement with development and manufacturing partner Gland ... the terms of this agreement, Breckenridge will market ... the United States . The ... ANDA. The products cover a wide range of ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016  Sharn Anesthesia Inc. announced today that it ... partner for Salter Labs.  The company also received the ... of outstanding sales performance. Salter Labs is ... care, including the market gold standard ECO 2 ... of the Parker Flex-Tip® Endotracheal Tube, which is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: