The Hindu reports an interesting problem. Whilst states are trying to ban junk food in schools, recent efforts by the Maharashtra government in this area highlights a bigger issue.

What does the report say?

Schools in the state report that while they are happy to remove junk food from their canteens and premises, it is difficult to force parents to stop letting their child bring junk food in their tiffin boxes or get students (especially those who are slightly older) to voluntarily choose to eat healthy.

Limiting access to junk food is good. The next step is to work on changing behaviour and attitudes towards unhealthy eating.

You can read the entire article from the Hindu here:


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