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.