Date Approved: February 19 2015
The Board supports the following Regulation because of the increased awareness of the value of good nutrition to the development and maintenance of health, and the evidence that poor nutrition contributes to caries and disease:
a) It is a responsibility of schools selling foods to promote especially the sale of nutritionally acceptable items and to provide education in nutrition, and thus to assist in the development of healthy eating habits.
b) Food sold in elementary schools shall be limited to those which are both nutritious and not detrimental to the teeth.
c) Beverage vending machines in secondary schools shall offer a wide selection of nutritional drinks along with soft drinks.