University Grants Commission bans junk food in college premises
In a bid to help create awareness regarding the ill-effects on consuming junk food and the impact of the consumption of the same, the University Grants Commission has issued a notice to vice-chancellors of all universities, directing them to be strict on it and ensure that the no junk foods is allowed in the college premises.
This comes as a aide memoire of the advisory issued in November 2016 for banning junk food in colleges to ‘set new standards for healthy food and reduce obesity levels in young learners’.
According to the UGC, in the advisory, banning junk food in colleges would set new standards for healthy food habits, and subsequently implant a sense of healthy eating and awareness on the same.
Speaking to the media, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain noted that while the directive wasn’t obligatory, colleges were expected to conform with the guidelines in the interest of the health of all the students of the universities and colleges.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across State News)
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