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Balanced meal vital for students, says Mani

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, January 16, 2014

AS the new school year is about to start, the Health Ministry has reminded parents on the importance of healthy meals for children.

Ministry media liaison officer Evlyn Mani said proper diet was an important component for a child in school.

"The Health Ministry is reminding all parents on the importance of a healthy diet," Ms Mani said.

"Parents are encouraged to ensure that they set good examples with the food they choose and eat.

"If parents continue to monitor and feed their children with healthy food, wise food choices will be instilled in them from a young age."

Ms Mani said students could only concentrate in class if they ate a balanced meal.

"Parents are also encouraged to provide balanced meals/lunches to children as this will contribute towards meeting their physical energy requirement and help them concentrate in class," she said.

"When proper and balanced diet/nutrition is followed from an early age, this will avoid childhood obesity, underweight and dental cavities etc."

School starts on January 21.





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