Wednesday, 20 April 2022 10:25

Sugary drinks ban

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The Government is considering only allowing water, low-fat milk or plant-based milk in schools to reduce the sugar intake of young students.

The proposed law change, laid out in a recently published consultation document, aims to reverse a trend revealed by research showing that dental decay is now the most common disease reported among children in New Zealand.

Students could be offered plain water, reduced or low-fat milk, as well as unsweetened reduced or low-fat plant-based milks - including soy, rice, almond and oat - with added calcium and vitamin B12.

While such a move may help, most schools have dairies outside their gates promoting sugary drinks. Should they also be banned from selling sugary drinks to students?

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