Education Minister Anne Tolley has just put out a press release announcing the following:
‘As part of the National Government’s commitment to reducing compliance for schools, I have decided to remove the clause in National Administration Guideline (5) which states â€˜where food and beverages are sold on schools’ premises, to make only healthy options available’.
It appears requiring schools to feed our kids healthy food to encourage proper eating habits, reduce obesity and help them concentrate in class was just too much for Anne Tolley.
Much better to change the law so the state can sell our kids obesity-causing junk food and, as an added bonus, help improve the profit margins of multinational food companies like Coca-Cola and Nestle. After all, businesses hit by the recession need all the government help they can get.
Hat tip: Farrar.