Year: 2017

Canteen Article

By Dayrius Tay Despite its altruistic aims, the Healthy Meals in School programme by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) often lead to a  mass exodus at 1pm as students flocked to nearby eateries in droves to seek out a greater variety of food. As of 2016, there were 4 fully operational canteen stalls in NUS High School. The initiative to distribute fruits with every meal, ostensibly aimed at promoting healthier and more balanced meals, only contributed to the price hike across the canteen along with increasing food wastage. To add insult to injury, food often ran out before all students could have their lunch. On the contrary, 2017 saw a drastic improvement to both the quality and variety of dining options within the school. Currently, the canteen is operating at full capacity, with all six stalls occupied, though, ironically, the chicken rice stall, which was the most popular option in 2016, is temporarily closed. The latest additions are a Vegetarian Stall, a new Western Food Stall, and a Nasi Padang Stall. Continuing to do business in …