In a food paradise like Singapore, with convenient and affordable food options, eating out is a way of life. Here are some ways to make better choices.
More than 50% of Singaporeans eat out on a weekly basis, with convenience being one of the primary reasons. Many choose to eat at hawker centres as it is an affordable option.
People may think that eating out is unhealthy, but this may not necessarily be the case. In 2014, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) launched the Healthier Dining Programme to encourage Food and Beverage (F&B) companies to sell healthier foods and drinks. Offering meals under 500 calories, providing wholegrain options, as well as reducing the amount of sugar and oils used during food preparation are some of the efforts by the F&B companies as part of this programme. With more than 2,700 stalls joining the programme to date, you can make healthier food choices even when eating at hawker centres.
Lastly, when ordering foods, you may also look out for dishes with the “lower-calorie option” healthier choice symbol, which provides less than 500 calories per serve.
This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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