Unhealthy goods to be banned from schools

Schools throughout the country will no longer entertain mothers selling their produce within their premises.

Minister for Health Sir Puka Temu made this announcement today at the official opening of a TB clinic at the Port Moresby General Hospital.  

Sir Puka said PNG has been ranked very low in nutritional standards and the Government has taken measures to fight this.

He added that our young generation must be given affordable meals and live a healthy lifestyle in order to get proper education.

“These are our generation that will be leaders tomorrow and must be given utmost care in terms of nutritional diets.”

Sir Puka further reiterated that schools in the country will be introducing such healthy habits in their curriculum and will also practice it at home.

“Mothers selling ice-blocks and other unhealthy goods at schools must cease doing this when schools resume next year.”

More on TVWAN News tonight.

Freddy Mou