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Junk Food


Delhi High Court asks for detailed response on the case on banning junk food in schools

  • Court wants to know which junk foods should be regulated. Fixes next hearing for August 6, 2014.
  • CSE welcomes the court’s directive in the 2010 PIL filed by Uday Foundation.
  • CSE has pointed out that the recent junk food-related guidelines submitted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to the court are ineffective in addressing the prayers of the PIL; says the food industry has managed to dilute the guidelines.

Junk games and schoolchildren

 “There is nothing called junk food. The problem with obesity lies with children who do not exercise enough. What is needed is for them to run and jump, and to do this they need to consume high-calorie food. So, food high in salt, sugar and fat is good for them.” This is what was argued vehemently and rudely by representatives of the food industry in the committee, set up under directions from the Delhi High Court to frame guidelines for junk food in the country.

‘Junk the junk food’: Quarterathon

‘Junk the junk food’: Rahul Bose, Sandeep Dikshit run to support CSE’s campaign to shun junk food in schools

Over 400 school and college students participate in Quarterathon for a cause of public health

Run for a cause: The Delhi Quarterathon

Denounce junk food. Support the cause of public health.

Food rich in fat, salt and sugar should be taxed

MavalankarDr Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar

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