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Sunday, December 3, 2023
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Brunei Town

More awareness campaigns on diabetes needed

The authority recently stated that the rate of diabetes has been increasing at an alarming rate. I believe that sugary drinks being too readily available has something to do with it.

I went to a roadside stall recently and the vendor was selling carbonated drinks at 50 cents a cup to primary school students nearby!

While I applaud certain eateries for incorporating healthy options in their menus, I was astonished to find that they are charging customers BND6 for salad. If one decides to add on a protein, it will be a rather costly meal.

Public awareness could address the scarcity of low-sugar foods by encouraging food importers, restaurateurs and street vendors to support the vision of a healthy nation.

Bitter Reader


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