Promote healthy diet from pre-school age

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has been promoting healthy diets, targeting mostly adults.

Canteens in schools are also encouraged to sell healthier food with low salt, and low-sugar and non-carbonated drinks.

However, the indulgence of fast food starts from pre-school and as young as toddler age.

Some parents think nothing of seeing their children eating burgers, french fries, ice cream cones and carbonated drinks.

Children grow up acquiring the dietary habit of eating fast food, from primary school to adulthood, leaving the HPB a daunting task of urging the populace to do otherwise.

The HPB should urge parents to ensure a healthier diet for their children, starting from when the young ones are in pre-school.

Aaron Ang Chin Guan