Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced revisions to
Policy 711: Healthier School Food Environment.
provide flexibility and empower local school communities to make informed
decisions about the health and well-being of their students.
As part of
these new standards, chocolate milk and 100 per cent fruit juice will be
permitted to be sold in public schools.
also be some flexibility for schools providing breakfast programs to students
who need a better start to their school day.
fundraising and special events, schools will be empowered to organize
activities and occasions that respond to the needs of the local school
celebrations, holidays, and special occasions will be permitted, although
timing of these events must be reasonable and undertaken in moderation.
main goal of the policy will continue to be to promote and make available
healthy foods and beverages at school whenever and wherever possible.