School buffet


TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia plans to ban unhealthy food in public schools, particularly sugary beverages and salty products, in an effort to promote healthier lifestyle among school children.

“When children come to school in September they will see a different buffet,” Alexandre Jejelava, Minister of Education and Science was quoted by the news agency IPN as saying.

Measures laid out by the ministry on Friday will include banning food with high sugar or salt content in school buffets, offering training for food providers and buffet operators at schools in how to provide a healthy diet.

The plan also involves a joint effort between the Sports Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry to provide schools with healthy food products and increase physical activities for children, Jejelava told Imedi TV.

If the operators of school buffets don’t comply with the new rules, the ministry will terminate their contracts, Jejelava added.