Abu Dhabi bans junk food in schools

23 August 2010

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), in collaboration with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has issued revised guidelines regarding the type of food school canteens can serve, Khaleej Times has reported. The move is part of efforts to improve children's health by adopting healthy eating habits at school, in addition to more physical activities. According to the new rules, junk foods, soft drinks, foods high in fat and sugar and processed meats such as sausages, hotdogs, shawarma, nuggets and burgers will not be allowed to be served at school cafeterias.

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