Promoting Healthy Snacks and Food Habits


Subject: School Canteen Management Committee


All Parents, Teachers and Students

This has reference to circular of CBSE/JD (AHA)/Cir/2016 dt. January 06, 2016 Circular No. Acad-02/2016  in continuation of previous CBSE circulars nos. 49 dt. 6.11.2008, No. 27 dt. 24.6.2008, No. 33 dt. 1.9.2008, No. 29 dt. 20.6.2007 and No. 09 dt. 31.5.06 regarding replacement of junk food with healthy snacks in schools.


The consumption of food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) has been found to be associated with many diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, chronic inflammation and hyperinsulinemia with a risk of cardiovascular diseases in later life. These diseases and childhood obesity have been reportedly found to affect the cognitive and physical development of children adversely, causing an irreparable loss to the society.


HFSS foods (such as chips, fried foods, carbonated beverages, ready-to-eat noodles, pizzas, burgers, potato fries and confectionery items, chocolates, candies, samosas, bread pakora etc.)


The School Canteen Committee will coordinate, implement and monitor the guidelines to make safe food available to students in the school.

Note: With an objective and hope of creating a set of awareness measures  to involve children, teachers and parents to develop healthy eating behavior among children e.g. healthy Tiffin, importance of a nutritious recipe-cum-nutrition, food safety ,having healthy snacking days, hygiene and sanitation, advantages of healthy life style.


Dr. Prabhat Dalal

Managing Director