UGC to Ban Sale of Fast Food in University and Colleges

UGC, Fast Food in University and Colleges

All the colleges and university affiliated by UGC are ordered to ban sale of fast food in campus. Also UGC want college and university to spread awareness of it into students. They want to keep the students healthy. Too much fast food affect student’s mental and physical health. But these are adults and it might be hard for UGC to do that and instead of banning food just spread poster and infographic around these places.

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A letter regarding the same has been issued which states, “Banning junk food in colleges would set new standards for healthy food and make the students live better, and learn better and also reduce the obesity levels in young learners, thus preventing lifestyle diseases which have a direct link with excessive weight”.

The circular was issued after a directive from the HRD ministry, asking the UGC to ban the sale of junk food on premises of higher education institutions. “You are requested to ensure strict adherence to the advisory. Create awareness among the younger generation who are vulnerable,” it added.

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A similar move was made earlier by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which had directed all affiliated schools to take junk food off their canteen menu. At the time, schools were also asked to inspect lunch boxes of students, create awareness about nutritious food and regularly monitor students’ health.

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