Junk food ads banned in school !

FSSAI has proposed banning advertisements of unhealthy food in and around school premises in an attempt to promote safe and wholesome food among school children. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has prepared a draft regulation on availability of safe, wholesome and nutritious food in schools and the same has been sent to the health ministry for approval.

They have  proposed to put a curb on advertisements and promotion of food that is not healthy in school premises and 50 meters surroundings, While bringing this draft, FSSAI had said the objective was to restrict/limit the consumption and availability of most common HFSS food (junk food) like chips, sugar-sweetened carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, ready-to-eat noodles, pizzas, burgers, and confectionery.

This initiative was taken by FSSAI in the last few years to promote safe, nutritious and wholesome food in schools but also stressed on taking this campaign to national level.