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Proportion of 'healthy pre-schools' accredited by HPB jumps to 62%

Since 2017, all mainstream schools have started serving healthier meals. To find out if the children are eating right, Health Promotion Board officers conduct "dustbin checks" to see what has been thrown away.
Pupils at a motor skill development lesson at the PCF Sparkletots Preschool in Ang Mo Kio. The exercise counts towards the criteria for accreditation as a "healthy pre-school", along with healthier meals and other requirements.
Pupils at a motor skill development lesson at the PCF Sparkletots Preschool in Ang Mo Kio. The exercise counts towards the criteria for accreditation as a "healthy pre-school", along with healthier meals and other requirements.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

Only 11% met criteria such as healthy diet and exercise in 2015

Six-year-old Sheena Loh was a picture of concentration as she trod gingerly on an elevated beam, arms outstretched, balancing a bean bag on her head.

Behind her trailed a dozen schoolmates from the PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Sparkletots Preschool in Ang Mo Kio. Whenever a bean bag fell, giggles erupted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'Proportion of 'healthy pre-schools' accredited by HPB jumps to 62%'. Print Edition | Subscribe