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School Food and Beverage Policy Quick Reference Guide

This School Food and Beverage Policy Quick Reference Guide is intended to be used as a portable resource for purchasing food and beverages to offer for sale in Ontario schools. This guide summarizes essential elements of the policy: the nutrition standards (80/20 rule), how to read a Nutrition Facts table, and the steps to classify food and beverages. Foods and beverages sold are listed according to food group in a chart from A to Z, with relevant nutrient criteria . This quick reference guide is also available in French.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2010

Author

Ministry of Education

Type

Guide, Legislation

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, School

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)

Topic

Childhood Nutrition, Food Environment, Healthy Eating, Nutrients, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Provincial (Ontario)

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