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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2158-2160

Banning unhealthy foods in school premises in India: Its implications and future recommendations

1 Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 President, Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya
Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun - 248 140, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_431_20

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Globally, the consumer food environment is often shaped by market interests rather than emphasizing nutritional quantity and quality. In low- income countries like India, such unhealthy food products are becoming increasingly available, accessible, and affordable to the common people, especially the school going children, which is a major concern to us. Despite huge amount of evidence, public health institutions are not addressing this pressing issue adequately. It could be due to the contradictory nature of the policies. Now it will be interesting to observe the implementation of “Eat Right” campaign, new FSSAI guidelines and good food tax policy, which should take care of India's’ overall growth in terms of health and economy, both.

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