By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) reminded parents to prepare meals of their children instead of having them buy street food.
Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, yesterday reminded local government units to “regulate street foods, especially on hygiene.” He also advised parents to ensure the food they prepare for their children “are not easily spoiled, like pasta.”
Tumimbang said the Department of Education (DepEd) has already issued an order to regulate the food being sold in school canteens.
“Under the order, foods sold inside the school campus should not include junk foods and should contain less sugar,” he pointed out. “Meaning it should be healthy food.”
Tumimbang said schools are now strict in cleanliness, with the recently-concluded Brigada Eskwela.
Common ailments during this period are respiratory tract infection due to the change of weather season, gastroenteritis, and mosquito-borne diseases./WDJ