Top 'clean plate' schools recognised

Yesterday, as part of Food From The Heart's (FFTH) Clean Plate Campaign, the top "clean plate" schools were announced.

They are Maha Bodhi School, North Vista Primary School, Stamford Primary School, Alexandra Primary School and Yio Chu Kang Primary School.

This year's Clean Plate Campaign saw a clean plate count of 21,210 from 36 participating schools - a 60 per cent increase compared with last year.

The campaign encourages pupils to curb wastage and to buy only what they can finish.

FairPrice Foundation, which pledged to match every clean plate count with a $10 donation (up to a maximum of $150,000), gave $150,000 to FFTH.

Mr Anson Quek, FFTH's executive director, said: "We are very happy to see more schools willing to come on board to educate children on food wastage."