What are the food to be served at Malaysian school canteen.
Below are three types of food outlined by the Guideline on the Management of School Canteen 2008: Collaboration between health Ministry & Education Ministry.
Suitabe food: (a) rice, noodles, porridge, yong tau foo, curry puffs, sandwiches, vadai, meehon, corn, bread and biscuits. (b) fresh fruits like papaya, guava, star fruit and banana.
Food not encouraged: food with high sugar, fat and oil, artificially coloured drinks, ice-cream and carbonated drinks.
Prohibited food: (a) sweets, chocolate, pickled foods and snacks with artificial flavour and colour. (b) expired and alcoholic food and drinks.
Responsible parents and teachers should raise awareness among children about the above types of food.