Government's consultation on guidelines on healthy food and drink in schools

By NZ Gastro Office | Posted: Sunday May 1, 2022

The Health Coalition Aotearoa is producing a submission guide be a part of it.

The Health Coalition Aotearoa is producing a submission guide for the Government's consultation on what to do when existing guidelines on healthy food and drink in schools expire. Ministry of Education officials are recommending that only primary schools have a duty to provide only healthy drinks, but that secondary schools do not have the same obligation, and the regulations are not extended to providing healthy food - just 'promoting' it.

Nutrition experts believe this is letting Kiwi kids down. We encourage you to sign up for the submission guide to make it easy for you to have your say before submissions close and let the Government know why every child in New Zealand deserves a healthy food AND drink environment at school. This is an easy step we can take as a country to do the best for our kids.