29/07/2008

How Much Nutrition In That Bowl of Noodles

I was at the school canteen when a friend's daughter bought her own lunch. The school tuckshops has queues so long that I usually don't encourage my girl to queue for it. She eats quite slow and by the time she gets her food I think she will probably not have enought time to eat them anymore. So I pack lunch box for her few times a week if she stays back for lessons and activities.


Last week I took this picture of the food the girl bought. I really cannot believe how can a tuckshop be selling such a meal. The soup looks like water and there is not obvious item that shows nutrition in it. I remembered that school tuck shops have certain guidelines in their requirements so what is this.. I don't see any vegetable and there is only one piece of fishcake (processed food) , probably few pieces more under the noodle and unhealthy instant noodles. Ugh..

5 comments:

Piggy said...

Hmm...funny right? I mean food from school are suppose to be nutritious. They are still little kids, should be getting more good food.....

Constance Chan said...

agree.. somemore when i enquired about tuckshop, the govt states very clearly about healthy food and do not permit fried food and snacks in schools.. but look at the miserable noodles..

Nick Phillips said...

Most school tuck shops don't sell much nutritious food and I blame it on the law enforcement or rather lack of enforcement.

At least I know my kids tuck shop sells sausages and decent stuff so I'm not too worried about them ...

Anonymous said...

ya, very pity nia for those children have no choice but to queue for this kind of food,i think the school should do something on it lah

Jipunabor

Constance Chan said...

gosh nick.. your kids are luckier in school. believe it or not, deep fried stuff and processed food like sausages are not allowed! and they allow these noodles! i really can't grasp the value of such noodle..

jipunabor.. just imagine i think even fried koay teow in our schools back then are much better. sg schools don't allow such food! sigh