Published On : Tue, May 9th, 2017

No junk food sale in Maharashtra school canteens

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Mumbai:
Vegetable khicdi, Rajma-rice and idli-vada will be among the dishes that will replace pizza, noodles and pastries in school canteens across Maharashtra as the state government has banned sale of junk food in school cafeterias.

A Government Resolution listed 12 categories of foods which cover potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizza, burger, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc, which can not be sold.

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It also gives a list of 20 items that can be sold, which include wheat roti, vegetable pulav, idli-vada, coconut water and jaljira.

The GR said the Union government had set up a Task Force under the chairmanship of Director, National Nutrition Institute, Hyderabad to promote consumption of healthy food by children in schools and to ban sale of junk food.

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