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Dubai schools to get nutritional overhaul

10 July 2010

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is preparing new guidelines for school canteens aimed at curbing the growing obesity among children, Gulf News has reported. The guidelines will be prepared in coordination with the health ministry, municipality and the authority overseeing schools, Dr Ali Al Marzouqi, director of public health and safety at DHA said. "We will also be talking to representatives from restaurants and food providers," he added. According to a survey of children in the UAE, 12% between the ages of 13 and 15 were found to be obese.

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