TN Govt bans sale of chocos, ice creams in edu institutions

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Chennai, Mar 17 (UNI) After banning use of mobile phones in schools, the Tamil Nadu government has banned sale of chocolates, ice creams and soft drinks in schools and colleges in the state.

After a study showed that students spend a major portion of their pocket money on chocolates and ice creams and spoil their health, the state government had decided to ban the sale of these products in school and college premises.

In a bid to protect the health of the students, the state Government had come out with a new menu in its new nutritious policy.

Hereafter, ice creams, chocolates, popcorn, soft drinks, masala chips, pizza and burger would no longer be available in canteens in schools and colleges.

Shops located near the school and college premises had also been warned against selling these products. The authorities had been asked to bring to the notice of local administration department if the shops sold such products.

Instead, the canteens would sell nutritious products like sundal, nutritious balls, groundnut and gingely cakes, vegetable soup, soyamilk, fruit juices, milk, buttermilk, boiled peanuts, groundnuts and ragi products, a government order said.

The government had also warned canteen managers to strictly avoid recyling of edible oil, it said.

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