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:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... The health insurance industry is ... (AEP) and the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). 2016 was no exception. If anything, ... witnessing higher deductibles, rising premiums, and few choices with their insurance, which is ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... , ... The Cruise Web Inc. was recognized today as Northeast ... Annual MSC True Partnerships’ Awards. , The 2016 MSC True Partnerships Awards are ... on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and innovative ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... OMI Industries, a worldwide leader ... distribution partnership with Byers Scientific & Manufacturing , a leading designer, engineer ... agreement, OMI Industries formulated a special version of Ecosorb® for Byers Scientific & ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 ... ... Trump Administration is the focus of a new report from the Frank ... Kenan-Flagler Business School. , Influential business leaders, academics and policy makers identified concrete ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... Date aired: January 23, 2017 ... the nation’s foremost water advocate and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon ... America, once again welcomed one of her favorite guests and colleagues, Dr. Gerald ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... Md. , Jan. 24, 2017   Intrexon Corporation ... engineering and industrialization of biology to improve the quality of ... has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GenVec, ... and pioneer in the development of AdenoVerse™ gene delivery technology.  ... GenVec,s expertise in adenoviral vectors and cGMP drug product manufacturing ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... , Jan. 24, 2017   QR ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the treatment ... announced the appointment of four world-class key opinion ... new appointments join QR Pharma,s previous roster of ... and direction to support the development of the ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Optogenetics ... report to their offering. ... Global Optogenetics Market is poised to grow at ... approximately $76.24 million by 2025. Some of the prominent ... using optogentic techniques for neurosciences, quick growth ultrafast laser tools technology, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: