Maneka Gandhi seeks ban on junk food in schools
Maneka Gandhi Seeks Ban On Junk Food in Schools. Maneka Gandhi, the Union minister for women and child development, has been reportedly become ready to suggest a ban on the junk food from school canteens.
New Delhi: Maneka Gandhi, the Union minister for women and child development, has been reportedly become ready to suggest a ban on the junk food from school canteens. The same would be reportedly substituted with other healthy options. According to sources, Maneka Gandhi is bearing in mind to take up the matter with the Union HRD and health ministries.
Nevertheless, the mid-day meal scheme comes under the HRD, the health ministry’s Food Safety and Security of India (FSSAI) is already working on guidelines for the schools proposing healthy snacks in the school canteens. From the other end, a panel set up for the exclusive study on the dietary habits of school-going children and is expected to come out with the recommendations for the schools, following a PIL filed by the Uday foundation, an NGO, seeking a ban on junk food sold in schools.