The fast food culture neither suits our country nor our bodies. Hence, the idea of prohibiting the entry of sale and advertisement of foods rich in sugar in and around 50 m of educational institutions may seem good, but the actual challenge lies in implementation (Editorial, Junking fast food, Nov. 8). Ours is a country where malnutrition and obesity coexist. Diabetes affects both the rich and the poor alike unless a healthy lifestyle is maintained. Strict regulations over the sale of sugar coated foods in and around the educational institutions will help in distancing this lifestyle disease for several generations. The relevance of traditional foods enriched with required nutrients should be highlighted and be made a part of ones diet to be freed from the Silent Killer of hypertension, which often accompanies diabetes.
Satish Reddy Kanaganti,