School canteens urged to reduce rice portion

There has been an alarming trend in the eating habits of Bruneian schoolchildren, with an annual one per cent increase in obesity rates among them. One out of five children in Brunei is obese, while three out of 10 are overweight. These facts were cited by Health Education Officer and the Coordinator of Children’s Health Promotion at the Health Promotion Centre Rusydiah binti Haji Sudin in a sharing session held yesterday at the Ministry of Education (MoE) building with canteen operators based at private schools. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin