FSSAI’s initiative to Promote Safe and Nutritious Food in School
FSSAI launched ‘The Yellow Book – Your guide to Safe and Nutritious Food @School’ that provides age appropriate content which can be adopted across schools through State education machineries as part of their curricular and co-curricular activities.
The Topics covered by Yellow book are : good food safety practices, personal hygiene and cleanliness habits, eating a balanced diet, packing a wholesome lunchbox, preventing nutritional deficiencies and making healthy choices. It also includes useful tips and motivating activities for school children.
The aim is to make sure that the understanding of Safe and Nutritious food reaches the school children .
It can be used independently as a guide, as well as an activity Kit along with the existing curriculum in schools.
It has been formulated after extensive discussions with various education boards such as CBSE, NCERT, State Boards, nutrition and education experts.