More primary schools keep out sugary drinks

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe