Health Ministry Cuts Out ‘Unhealthy’ Cookies From Meet Menus

With the aim to move towards “healthy eating”, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to serve food like dates, roasted chana, almond and walnuts instead of cookies and biscuits during meetings, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

The Health Ministry has issued a circular making it mandatory not to serve cookies, biscuits or any unhealthy fast food with immediate effect.

A ministry official told ANI: “We are happy with the move. The minister is a doctor who himself knows the ill-effects of eating fast food and hence ordered this step. We in the ministry are happy with the order.”

The circular strictly discarded biscuits or “unhealthy” fast food during official or any other meetings in every department of the ministry. It added that “healthy eating” will gradually come into effect with “Lobiya channa, Khajor, Bhuna Channa, Badam, Akhrot”.

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