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NZ: School tuckshops still selling unhealthy food

Tuckshops still offering staple diet of pies, chips and sugar

The Green Party has repeated its 2005 survey of what’s for sale in school tuckshops. They found that little has changed: New Zealand schools are still selling unhealthy, sugary, fatty foods for school lunches.

Green Party leader Sue Kedgley says:

The survey shows that simply waiting for schools to improve their menus voluntarily isn’t going to work. Schools should not be permitted to sell food that undermines children’s health, learning and well-being. Clearly we need guidelines and timetables that all schools must adhere to.

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: Press release, Green Party, 16 May 2006

Published on May 16, 2006 in New Zealand news