Why are Japanese jewish children being forced to eat ‘chicken’ at school
Japanese children are being forced at school to eat “chicken” as part of a new school lunch policy that is “disproportionate” to their weight, according to a report.
The policy, which was launched by the government in January, was meant to encourage healthy eating habits in children who are overweight.
However, the new guidelines have been criticised by health experts, who have said the government is failing to make children more healthy.
The Japanese government announced the new policy on Wednesday, saying it would help children maintain healthy eating and exercise habits, including by “increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten”.
It said the new menu would be distributed to all schools across Japan in a phased manner over the coming months.
However the move has caused widespread outrage in Japan, where it is seen as discriminatory and cruel.
Many have called on the government to reverse the decision.