I was listening to public radio this morning and heard that junk food is now being banned in the UK, which is a victory for the campaigning Jamie Oliver.Â Â The Department for EducationÂ was announced today that carbonated beverages,Â chips &Â chocolate are to be banned from school lunches as part of national measures to improve the nutritional quality ofÂ school meals.
This nutritional move follows a ban on junk food in vending machines as well as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s ‘Feed Me Better’ campaign to get better quality & nutritionally-sound food back in the schools.
Education Secretary, Alan Johnson stated: â€œThese new standards will start to undo decades of neglect.â€
The Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate & Confectionery AssociationÂ insisted that aÂ ban on sweetsÂ would seeÂ children go hungryÂ & encourage an underground railroad of candy & food sales.Â What a crock, if you ask me.
Well, it looks as if we’re on the right track to healthy.Â Hoping you have a lovely weekend.