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The fizz is going, going, gone

School soft drinks ban in effect

By Lara Pickford-Gordon,

Kimberly Suraj, Dietician

There will be something different about school cafeterias this academic year. The nation’s government and government-assisted schools are to be in full compliance with the Ministry of Education’s ban on the sale or serving of sweetened soft drinks and juices. Flavoured water, sports/energy drinks; tea, coffee and milk-based drinks with added sugars and/or artificial sweeteners will also be unavailable.

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