Georgia to ban selling junk food at schools from September
12 August, 2017
Georgia to ban selling junk food at schools from September
Selling unhealthy food in school buffets will be prohibited from September. As Minister of Education and Science Alexander Jejelava announced, it is mainly about foods that contain large amount of salt or sugar and fizzy drinks as well.

According to the minister, the products that are harmful for health will be banned in the school cafeterias.

“We, as the members of the society, should abolish sell
ing junk food in school buffets. This is only the first step. On the next stage school buffets will be leased to a commercial companie and these companies will provide meals to buffets. We will try to encourage delivering healthy food, fruits, vegetables and other organic products.

We have already launched trainings where the staff of school buffets is being trained. Besides we have started cooperating with agriculture and healthcare sectors as well. In September, when the school season starts children will be met by completely modified buffets. Gradually, our school nutrition will be perfected, " - Alexander Jejelava noted.

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