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Water-only schools

Water-only schools

In March, the Ministries of Education and Health announced that they are encouraging schools to consider banning sugary drinks and adopting a water and reduced-fat milk only policy.

The Heart Foundation congratulates them on this initiative as a positive step towards improving food and beverage environments for children. We encourage schools in their strong position to help communities tackle New Zealand’s growing childhood obesity epidemic. Click here to see the full Media Release.

To better align with these guidelines, Fuelled4life has removed all subcategories of beverages except plain water and milk.

If your school has no current policy around healthy food and beverage provision, this is a good place to start. Or if your current policy needs updating now is a good time to do this. If you would like support to help make these changes at your school, please get in touch with us at fuelled4life@heartfoundation.org.nz or 09 571 4762.