Fourteen mothers came together to cook healthy meals for some 350 students of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chin Kwang Wahyu in Parit Jawa, Muar, reported China Press.
The mothers, who have been cooking these meals since 2007, wanted the schoolchildren to get the best food and grow up healthy and only charged the students for the cost of the food.
Li Li Fen, the 42-year-old chef of the team, said she would buy fresh ingredients from the market according to the menu provided by the school.
The menu includes a main dish of fried rice, mixed rice or porridge, served with soy bean milk or Ribena drinks, desserts and fruits.
Monday June 8, 2009
I think it's wonderful that these mothers are doing something to feed the school kids healthy meals. When my 2nd brother was studying at University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) at Sekudai, Johor, he said a rich man had open a small restaurant serving healthful vegetarian food priced at a very nominal sum for the university students. The campus was quite far away from the housing estates, and those who stayed near the campus had a very limited menu so the tasty vegetarian fare was very welcomed. Brother says this guy wanted to give back to the society by feeding the students right. Profits is not his priority, which is why the dishes are priced very, very cheaply.
Anyways back to the ladies who make an effort to cook for the children. I really appreciate their efforts. I'd like to see more fruit or vegetable juices offered instead of Ribena, but hey, the food is served with love and care, and I can bet more hygienic than what most restaurants can offer. These women rock!
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