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Australia: Victoria bans sweets and fatty foods in schools

Sweets will be banned from sale in every Government school across Victoria. This is one of the measures the Victorian government is taking as part of its crackdown on junk food in school canteens.

Education and Training Minister Lynne Kosky says the new rules will seriously restrict the sale of junk food while healthy food will be available daily.

Read more: Media release, Victorian Government, 16 Oct 2006

School life just became more fruitful

The Age has an editorial about the proposed ban on junk food in school canteens from next year. It says, “this is all so much good common sense that it seems extraordinary it has taken this long to implement.”

Read more: The Age, 17 Oct 2006

Victoria sweet on school lolly ban

Victoria will become the first state to ban the sale of lollies in government schools. All government schools will be asked to stop selling confectionary by the beginning of the 2009 school year.

Read more: The Australian, 16 Oct 2006

Ban on sweets in schools

Children at Victoria’s public primary and secondary schools will only be allowed to buy junk food twice a term under new rules if the Bracks government is re-elected next month.

Read more: The Age, 16 Oct 2006

State can ban fat, but teens will vote with their feed

A canteen manager fears that the junk food ban will see her out of work: there is a McDonald’s 20 metres down the road.

Read more: The Age, 17 Oct 2006

Published on October 16, 2006 in Australian news