10 January 2008 Edition
School inspection for healthy eating needed
“The benefits of children eating healthily are indisputable. A better diet results in improved concentration and behaviour not to mention tackling childhood obesity. Nutritious food should be supplied in schools free of charge while harmful sugary food and drinks should be banned. We need to ensure that children receive their daily intake of necessary nutrients instead of gorging on sugar contributing to the Western world’s obesity time bomb.
Doherty said that there is an added problem in that a significant number of schools have inadequate or simply no sports facilities for physical education.
“The current scenario of schools having to divide their halls to cater for students as a result of this government’s abject failure to address class sizes is appalling.”