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Healthy meals now available at Marine Terrace Food Centre

Published on Oct 1, 2012 6:00 AM
Mr Goh Chok Tong and HPB’s chief executive Ang Hak Seng (far right) visiting one of the 22 stalls offering healthier fare at Marine Terrace Food Centre on Sunday, as economical beehoon foodstall operator Tan Jock Lan (wearing an apron), 51, looks on. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Twenty-two of the 24 tenants in Marine Terrace Food Centre are now selling healthier food.

A ceremony was held on Sunday to mark the food centre's inclusion as part of the Health Promotion Board's (HPB) Healthier Hawker initiative.

The HPB works with stallholders to substitute ingredients with alternatives such as oil with less saturated fat, low-sodium salt and wholegrain noodles.

The board's chief executive Ang Hak Seng said about 80 per cent of residents aged 60 and older in the Marine Parade constituency have at least one chronic disease such as high blood pressure.

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