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NZ: Why are we junking our kids’ futures?

“Earlier this year, education minister Anne Tolley made an astonishing decision,” begins an article in the NZ Doctor.  “She announced she was throwing out the requirement to sell healthy food in schools, and school food nutritional guidelines that had been in place for several years.”

The newspaper goes on to explain why removing the healthy school food guidelines was a bad decision:

Fifty per cent of the nation’s children buy lunches at school, so what children eat at school contributes significantly to their overall diet.  Selling unhealthy food at schools also normalises it, and sends a message that eating a staple diet of unhealthy junk food is okay.

Read more: NZ Doctor, 6 May 2009

Published on May 7, 2009 in New Zealand news