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Samoa school bans junk food

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Palauli College in Savaii in Samoa has banned the sale of junk food on campus.

The principal Papalii Ene has told Talamua online the aim was for the children to eat healthily for a healthy body and mind.

He said if students had healthy minds and healthy bodies, "our job of teaching them will be much easier".

Palauli College, according to the principal, is the first in Savaii to make such a move and he is hoping other schools follow their lead.

The college was seeking parents who could volunteer to cook nutritious meals using vegetables from the school's garden,

Palauli College was given an award by the Ministry of Health for its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles.