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Australia: Victoria bans sugary drinks from schools

Victoria is to ban the sale and consumption of high-sugar drinks in state schools from next year.  Sugary drinks will no longer be available from school canteens, vending machines or allowed to be brought to school. Fruit juices, milks and artificially-sweetened drinks will be permitted. South Australia is to phase in its own ban on junk food from 2007.

Dcotors and nutritionists urge the Victorian Government to do even more to tackle childhood obesity.

Read more: The Age, 23 April 2006

Published on April 23, 2006 in Australian news