Muscat Municipal Council (MMC) is thinking about a proposal to establish central kitchens that will supply healthy meals at inexpensive prices to students in government schools. This was discussed by the Health, Social and Environmental Affairs Committee of the Municipal Council of Muscat Governorate beneath its chairperson Dr Fatima bint Mohammed al Ajamiya.
The proposal, mooted by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Affairs in Muscat Municipality, aims at providing healthy and nutritious meals in cafeterias. It will also enhance the mechanism of inspection of meals provided in schools.
As component of a pilot project, a college will be chosen to establish the principal kitchen which will be in the vicinity of other schools, meeting the wellness requirements authorized by the Directorate General of Health Affairs in Muscat Municipality.
According to an MMC official, the kitchen will prepare meals and then distribute them to schools in the vicinity to be sold at a value inexpensive to students.
Members of the committee welcomed the proposal simply because of its optimistic influence at numerous levels, the most essential of which is associated to the wellness of students.
“This will entail the possibility of entrusting the private sector with the responsibility of establishing these kitchens as per approved health standards,” the official stated.
Information Source: Muscat Daily