It has been greater than three years because the Government declared battle on diabetes.
Singaporeans drink tea and coffee every day, and for a begin, it’s miles critical to crimp sugar stages in these hot beverages. We can manipulate sugar consumption in such liquids, unlike soft drinks in which co-operation with manufacturers tends to be greater complex.
To this quit, I advise that drink stalls in hawker centres and espresso stores adopt what numerous canteens on the National University of Singapore are doing.
At the drink stalls in these canteens, warm beverages together with coffee and tea are stored in dispensers. These come without sugar.
After fee, customers dispense the drinks and upload sugar themselves. A bowl of sugar sits on the counter.
In the canteen of the humanities school, for instance, a note on the stall tells purchasers that sugar is reduce from all hot liquids to promote a healthy diet and they are to add it themselves.
This is a wholesome flow because clients can manipulate the quantity of sugar, in preference to rely upon staff individuals who may additionally prepare beverages that are too sweet. Customers, therefore, have greater autonomy to decide to have less or no sugar in their beverages.
It is also less arduous for the body of workers participants, obviating the need to memorize the contents of and prepare every drink.
This self-service method isn’t always novel and has been used in a few meals courts and coffee shops. It has additionally been a long-standing exercise in cafes.
If those food-and-beverage shops can do so, I do now not recognize why it cannot be performed in more espresso shops and hawker centers, which many Singaporeans patronize every day.
The fight in opposition to diabetes starts there.