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NZ: Waitemata DHB issues beverage guidelines for schools

Waitemata District Health Board has released a set of beverage guidelines for schools to help reduce the almost six kilograms of sugar the average kiwi child consumes annually from soft drinks.

It uses the traffic light system – green for the healthiest drinks, red for the worst. Quotes Dr Diana North saying that the guidelines are just one part of the approach the DHB is taking towards tackling childhood obesity: physical activity and other nutritional factors are being addressed with a second project – the Wellbeing in Schools programme.

Source: Scoop / Waitemata District Health Board press release, 25 May 2005

 

Children get green light to fight flab

Source: NZ Herald, 27 May 2005

Published on May 26, 2005 in New Zealand news