Down to Earth

Nagaland sets the standard


Recently, the Nagaland Board of School Education asked schools affiliated to it to ban junk food in and around schools. According to the circular issued on March 14, the sale of junk food, including chips, aerated drinks and fried food, is now banned, both in school campuses and within a 200-metre radius of each school. Down To Earth has always advocated cutting down on junk food. In kPrecautio­nary trickley (1-15 January, 2016), we had warned, kWhile countries across the world are using the precaution­ary principle to tax sugary beverages, India still is slowly waking up to the health hazards of sugar drinks.y The steps taken by Nagaland are thus commendabl­e and should be replicated.

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