Hos­pi­tal can­teen food

Dhar­men­dra Ku­mar, Suva

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

In my view, most snacks and food sold in hos­pi­tal can­teens and its sur­round­ings are un­healthy, de­spite Govern­ment’s sugar crack­down and con­stant re­minders of obe­sity and healthy eat­ing habits.

Junk food must be banned from be­ing sold in­side hos­pi­tals and nearby sweet carts. Th­ese foods are un­healthy and high in sugar, salt and fat.

How do you ex­pect peo­ple to change their eat­ing habits when they go home, if the very place they come to for heal­ing is serv­ing the same food that got them in the hos­pi­tal in the first place?

It’s ap­palling that there is no strict reg­u­la­tion on what is sold. What kind of mes­sage are we send­ing to our pa­tients?

We have a cri­sis that re­quires Govern­ment in­ter­ven­tion.

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