Parents demand ban on junk food in schools

ISLAMABAD: Parents of school going children demanded ban on selling of junk food in schools, fearing bad eating habits have long term negative health implications for kids.

They said eating junk food causes obesity and depression. It is being sold in schools with no control by administration. Ehsan Khan, father of three kids, talking to APP said sale of
junk food in schools should be banned to avoid health risks for children.

He said for children, who do not understand the health consequences of their eating habits, junk food may appear especially appetizing and attractive.

Dr. Irfan, a medical specialist told APP that regularly consuming junk food can be addictive for children and lead to complications like obesity, low self-esteem and even depression, as
well as affecting their performance in studies and extracurricular activities in school.

He said children who regularly indulge in junk food may face serious health problems as they grow older.