Nagaland bans junk food in schools, calls for sensitising children

Besides banning the sale of junk food, including chips, soft drinks and fried food, both in school campuses and within 200-metre radius of each school, the circular asked schools to make children and parents aware about obesity. The notification by the NBSE also asked schools to constitute canteen management committees to ensure that no junk food can gain entry into campuses.

By issuing this circular, Nagaland followed states such asĀ Punjab, Odisha and Manipur in banning junk food in schools.

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