Go back in time and think of all the junk food you bulked up on during your lunch break. Those countless glasses of fizzy, sugary drinks, that new ice-cream biscuit which flew off the shelves in minutes, that big green packet of masala chips and those big crispy samosas which seemed more appealing with each day! (Obese children run the risk of heart disease) Now think of all that extra weight you had to lose, the teenage acne you had to deal with, or your spiked cholesterol, thyroid and insulin situations. Wouldn’t it have been so much easier had your school not served you any of it and you hadn’t grown to love it? (Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems) The Ban on Food that is high in Fat, Sugar and Salt
The Delhi High Court has demanded a crackdown on ‘junk food’ that is sold in schools and within 50 meters of them. This move was prompted by a 2010 Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that was filed by Uday Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO. What the PIL Was all About
Some schools serve food that is appalling. On one hand we’re trying to battle lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cholesterol and obesity, and on the other hand we're allowing the sale of food that's triggering them.