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Healthy canteens

Recently, ASCA CEO David Edwards was interviewed on ABC Radio about healthy canteens generally, and specifically the ACT Government decision to ban certain drinks with sugar content. Keep reading for David's response to the role canteens play in healthy choices.

Schools and school canteens do play an important role in helping children make the right choices about what they eat and drink, but in the end the answer to childhood obesity lies with parents, education about diet, and increased activity.

ASCA believes in a staged approach in school canteens: