Plans to regulate school canteens
Colombo (LNW): School canteens across the country will be regulated, in a move to address the issue of such canteens serving inappropriate food options to children, announced the Public Health Inspectors’ Association of Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, school food services will be closely monitored in compliance with the guidelines outlining which foods are deemed safe for students and which can be offered in school canteens, said Union Chief Upul Rohana.
These guidelines have been issued via a circular, he went on, adding that school authorities and the individuals who maintain school canteens have also been informed in this regard.
The PHI Chief further pointed out that while there might be challenges pertaining to legal actions under the Food Act, any situation jeopardising student health can be legally addressed.