New Brunswick Bans Sugary Drink Sales in Schools

New Brunswick’s public schools are getting rid of chocolate milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday.

The province unveiled reforms to Policy 711, also known as the “healthier school food environment” policy, at a news conference in Fredericton.

The minister said the updated policy will give students access to healthier foods starting in September.

“We’re working together to teach children and youth what a proper meal looks like and encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle,” Kenny said.

Students spend more than half of their day at school and consume 30 to 60 per cent of their daily food during that time, he said.

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