Nutritional guidebook issued for NS camps


PUTRAJAYA: National Service (NS) training camps will be given a 480-page nutritional guidebook to follow strictly from the upcoming May intake.

Co-authored by the NS Training Department and Health Ministry, the guidebook details exactly what dishes the camps must serve trainees in all 82 camps nationwide.

Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said trainees would not be served the same food twice inside a month.

"The menu comes in a four-week cycle. So if you had a dish, you will only see the same dish four weeks later," he told a press conference after the guidebook's launch here Friday.

Abdul Hadi said the menu would give trainees between 2,500 to 2,700 calories per day, suited to their constant physical exertions over the three-month training modules.

He said the guidebook also aimed to prevent cases of unhealthy food or food poisoning in the camps and warned camp administrators that their funding for meals would be cut if there were new food poisoning cases in their camps.

He warned that subsequent cases would result in camp closure.

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