Speech on Healthy Food

Outside the gate of your school there are a few food carts. They don’t observe strict hygienic standards. You have observed that so many of your students go to them immediately after the school is over. This can create health problems. As Principal write a speech in 150- 200 words on ‘Healthy Food’ to be delivered in the morning assembly.

Good morning teachers and my dear students.

Ann Wigmore, a holistic health practitioner, once said – “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
It means that the food you choose to eat either makes you heathy or affects you adversely. Therefore, make wise food choices.

I have observed that there are a few food carts outside the school gate. Many students go to them immediately after the school is over. It is understandable that you feel hungry in the afternoon and are tempted by the food items sold at the food carts. However, they do not observe strict hygiene standards, especially not while preparing the food.

Eating unhygenic food causes a variety of severe health problems and illnesses, such as jaundice, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, food poisoning, etc. Falling sick makes us physically weak because of which we are unable to do the important things. Post falling sick, students need time to recuperate. This hampers their studies, resulting unsatisfying scores in tests and exams. Moreover, these being communicable diseases, there is always a threat of the virus spreading. This prevents one from going out to play.

Therefore, it is advisable to develop healthy and hygenic food habits. If you wish to continue to enjoy eating street food from open food carts, then make sure that you take some precautions. Check whether the hawker keeps the surrounding clean. There should not be any drains, either open or closed, near his/her food cart. Check whether he/ she disposes off the waste effectively. The hawker must keep all the food items covered and in clean containers. Such precautions would prevent one from falling sick to quite an extent.

Whenever you see hawker not observing strict hygienic standards, create awareness regarding cleanliness, health and hygiene. After all, prevention is better than cure.

Thank you

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