ACT bans juice at schools

katy-gallagherWe’re not even kidding.

The ACT government announced last week that from the end of the current school term, all soft drink and juice will be banned from vending machines on school grounds:

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced the ban on Friday, bringing forward a five-year phase-out of sugary drinks in territory schools as part of tough measures to tackle the ACT’s alarming rate of childhood obesity.

As reported earlier, Ms Gallagher also announced further plans to extend the ban to canteens by the end of this year.

She is also calling on private schools to impose their own bans, too.

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