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Easy Access To Junk Food At Schools Cause For Concern

Last update: 02/03/2018
 
By Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

MELAKA (Bernama) -- It was 12.45 p.m. and the sound of the bell spelt the end of the school session for the day.

Schoolchildren, lugging their bags, rushed out of their classrooms and made a beeline for the street vendors outside the gate.

This writer, who was among dozens of parents waiting there to pick up their children after school, noticed his nine-year-old stopping at a vendor to buy something.

When he got into the car, the writer asked his son what he had purchased and whether he had something to eat during break. The boy replied that he bought a syrup drink and some snacks.

The easy accessibility to hawkers stationed outside the school gate got this writer suddenly worried about all that junk food that his son and his schoolmates ate day in, day out.....

 
 
 

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