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What are the kids eating today?

Nutritionists will be posted at schools by the government to cultivate good eating habits among youngsters and receive feedback on students' health in Malysia.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2005 14:35 IST

Nutritionists will be posted at schools by the government to cultivate good eating habits among youngsters and receive feedback on students' health in Malysia, the New Straits Times reported.

But the government has said it will not follow Britain in banning vending machines selling fizzy drinks, chocolates and potato chips. The move comes amidst efforts by the government to curb obesity. T

he education ministry came out with guidelines for school canteen operators that outlines which food is suitable for the youth, the daily reported. Rice, boiled eggs, porridge and sandwiches were acceptable according to the booklet that bans food sold with toys or look like toys, sweets and snacks that contain artificial additives and colouring.

First Published: Nov 08, 2005 14:35 IST