Universities ordered to ban junk food on campusANI.
The University Grants Commission (UGC), in the advisory, stated that banning junk food in colleges would set new standards for healthy food habits, and subsequently instil a sense of healthy eating and awareness on the same.
Speaking to ANI, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain noted that although the directive wasn't compulsory, colleges were expected to comply with the guidelines and help create awareness regarding the ill effects of junk food and the impact of the consumption of the same. “UGC, in the interest of the health of all the students of the universities and colleges, issued an advisory on August 21, which is a reinforcement of an earlier advisory issued on November 10, 2016, where we asked them to sensitise students about the ill effects of junk food,” he said.
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