To promote healthy diet among students, the Ministry of Education has issued a circular to all schools that processed meats and foods containing high levels of saturated fat, sodium, monosodium and artificial flavors to be pulled out from the menu.

9 Food Types Banned in Public Schools:

  • Processed meat
  • Instant noodles
  • Chocolate bars
  • Chocolate spread
  • Sweets
  • Peanuts
  • French fries
  • Soft drinks
  • Cream tarts and donuts

The Ministry has also urged the principals to encourage students and their parents to abstain from  eating as well as packing the prohibited food items in lunch boxes.