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HC asked to ban junk food in,around schools

In an attempt to promote healthier food habits among school children,an NGO has filed a public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court to ban junk food and carbonated drinks in and around schools across the country.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 22, 2010 11:23:21 pm

In an attempt to promote healthier food habits among school children,an NGO has filed a public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court to ban junk food and carbonated drinks in and around schools across the country. The PIL states that the sale of these items should be banned within 500 yards of the school periphery.

Rahul Verma,co-founder of NGO Uday Foundation,said in a statement: “On one hand we teach nutrition and value of healthy lifestyle to children in schools,and on the other hand we continue to make these foods available to them.”

The petitioner also seeks to “ban advertisements of junk food and carbonated drinks in media and well as in the television through any means.”

A few schools across the Capital already follow a ban on junk food and carbonated drinks inside the school.

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