9 Nov 2023

Healthy food a fraction of food served in canteens and tuck shops

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 9 November 2023

Healthy food only makes up a fraction of what schools are serving students in canteens and tuck shops.

Massey University researchers have been analysing the menu of 133 primary schools across the country.

Despite the Ministry of Health implementing Food and Drink Guidelines for Schools in 2020, the study found only 12.8 percent of foods available to students are considered healthy.

Lead researcher from Massey University Danika Pillay spoke to Susie Ferguson.