Children learn in school about good nutrition and how to make healthy eating choices. The school environment needs to properly support this education by ensuring that food provided on the school grounds is in line with the accepted guidelines for children’s nutrition.
Tomorrow, the Western Cape Education Department and Woolworths will launch a healthy eating guide for schools.
This user-friendly guide will assist schools in providing children with important opportunities to make healthier eating choices every day. The Healthy Eating Guide aims to provide children with foods that promote health and learning.
Foods that promote performance are those that help sustain energy levels, increase concentration and positively impact on behaviour and learning.
Formulating an official school policy is a great way of clarifying goals, setting the standards and informing stakeholders about healthy eating. Importantly, it serves to entrench the school’s food provision within the context of the school’s rules and regulations.
Western Cape Education
Source : South African Government