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Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools

 The Guidelines were created in 2005 and updated in 2013. Revised recently with a 2015 edition to recognize and address four key facts:

Students, on an average school day, consume about one third of their calories at school and a significant amount of those calories are purchased on site*;

Good nutrition is important for healthy growth and development in children and can reduce risk of health problems in later years*;

Healthy children learn better*;

Schools can directly influence student’s health.*

The goal of the Guidelines is to improve the choices offered within the school setting so that it is easy for students to make healthy choices on a routine basis. The food environment influences our purchasing and consumption habits. The Guidelines provide schools, and food/beverage providers within schools, with a standard for decision-making.*


For more information please click on the link below and view "The Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools" in its entirety.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/healthyschools/2015_food_guidelines.pdf

*A direct quote from The Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools.