More primary schools keep out sugary drinks

At least three have done away with drink stalls altogether as war on sugar hots ups

Above: Madam Yvonne Kong, whose two children, Gabriel and Natalie, are studying at Jurong West Primary, is relieved that the school does not have a drink stall. "They can pick up the habit of drinking water instead of sugary drinks," she says. Right:
Chin Ip of Xishan Primary queueing up to refill his water bottle. ST PHOTOS: KHALID BABA, GAVIN FOO
Above: Madam Yvonne Kong, whose two children, Gabriel and Natalie, are studying at Jurong West Primary, is relieved that the school does not have a drink stall. "They can pick up the habit of drinking water instead of sugary drinks," she says. Right:
Madam Yvonne Kong, whose two children, Gabriel and Natalie, are studying at Jurong West Primary, is relieved that the school does not have a drink stall. "They can pick up the habit of drinking water instead of sugary drinks," she says. ST PHOTOS: KHALID BABA, GAVIN FOO
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Some primary schools are stepping up the war on sugar by halting the sale of sweet drinks to pupils.

At least three primary schools have done away with drink stalls - previously a regular feature in canteens - altogether, a check by The Straits Times has found.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2019, with the headline More primary schools keep out sugary drinks. Subscribe