I’M disappointed that schools (both primary and secondary) continue to make junk food available to children.
Junk food sells better than healthy food, as we all know. It’s bad enough that schools sell junk food for profit; it is rendered more unpalatable still by the spin that goes with it.
Authorities will claim that students are being constantly educated in nutritional matters and that there is a three-light system (i.e. green, amber and red) operating to alert prospective buyers of canteen food as to their perceived fat (not sugar, remarkably) content.
No amount of education will prevent primary school children from making bad food choices; just as no amount of education will prevent troubled teenagers from making bad choices about cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.
I see the sale of junk food for profit at a primary school level as a breach of the duty of care the Education Department owes to its clientele.