Allegations that children`s lunch boxes have become increasingly unhealthy since the Government amended school administration guidelines last year are just fantasy, says the NZFGC.

 Mrs Rich says there is no evidence to suggest that school lunch boxes packed by parents changed either before or after changes made by Education Minister Anne Tolley in February 2009. “To link school lunch box contents and changes to National Administration Guideline 5 shows that some don’t understand the amendment. The guidelines were for food and beverages sold on school premises and had nothing to do with what parents sent to school.

 “What has gone away as a result of the Government’s changes is the concern of some Principals and parents that increasingly schools were being asked to become “food police” and consider banning worthy activities such as PTA sausage sizzle fundraisers.

 

Food and Grocery Council

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