Monday, 28 December 2015

Healthy Meals in Schools Programme

Dear Students,
To encourage healthier eating habits for all, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) is rolling out the Healthy Meals in Schools Programme to schools. SST will be implementing it when the school re-opens in 2016. The food served in the canteen will come as a set to provide a balanced meal and will comply with the following HPB requirements:

1. Maximum 7% sugar content in all drinks.
2. Minimum 2 heaped dessert spoon servings of greens and 1⁄2 serving of fruit in the meals.
3. No deep-fried, pre-fried and fatty food.
4. Adding whole-grains into meals, such as 20% brown rice to white rice and 20% brown rice bee hoon to white bee hoon.
More details can be found at HPB website at this link.

Students will be given a token for every meal purchased and they can use it to collect 1/2 serving of fruit from fruit dispensing machines located at the area between canteen and science laboratories, near to canteen switches.

There will be a slight increase in canteen food prices with the use of healthier ingredients and the inclusion of fruits. A set meal will cost between $2.30 (e.g. Mee Rebus, Mee Siam, Lontong etc) to $2.50 (e.g. 2 vegetable, 1 meat mixed rice, Korean Bulgogi Chicken Rice etc).
Thank you.
Warmest regards,
School of Science and Technology, Singapore.