Schools responsible for monitoring food sold to pupils

A concerned parent phoned on the Afternoon Drive show talking about the unhealthy food sold to children in a primary school in Midrand.

National Association of School Governing Bodies general secretary, Matakanye Matakanya, says the school management team and School Governing Body (SGB) must ensure that vendors sell nutritional food to learners.

Mtakanya says SGB also needs to formulate a policy tabling how the National School Nutrition Programme will be run and ensure that it is nutritional.

Schools are also required to keep a database of all suppliers selling food to learners.

The SGB must ensure that any food sold in the school must be nutritional, at the level of tuck-shop and National School Nutrition Programme.

Matakanye Matakanya, general secretary of National Association of School Governing Bodies

If there are vendors, they must be regulated. If their food is not nutritional, they should not be allowed in the school.

Matakanye Matakanya, general secretary of National Association of School Governing Bodies

Management in the school must monitor tuck-shops, vendors and the question of nutrition. So, that if it is not nutritional they can report to School Governing Body.

Matakanye Matakanya, general secretary of National Association of School Governing Bodies

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