THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Negros Occidental urged local government units (LGUs) to regulate street food sold outside the schools.
Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, said this should be done to protect the health of school children expected to return to classes this coming Monday, June 5.
He encouraged parents to prepare meals for their children at home, and choose foods that do not easily spoil.
The Department of Education has issued an order for school canteens to sell sugarless, clean, and healthy foods.
“Street food should be regulated by the LGUs especially outside the elementary schools,” Tumimbang said.
Moreover, Tumimbang said schools are now strict in cleanliness with the recently held Brigada Eskwela which involved a week-long clean-up of public schools.
“Teachers and parents should ensure that there are no areas in schools and their homes where mosquitoes can breed,” he said. (TDE)