Schools back fizzy drink ban
Porirua residents strongly support schools ditching sugary drinks.
A joint health and education ministry directive went out to New Zealand schools in March, highlighting the rise of childhood health problems linked to sugar.
The move was part of a national push to combat obesity and oral health problems in New Zealand.
Titahi Bay School and Corinna School were two schools Kapi-Mana News contacted last month that supported the suggested drinks policy.
Comments since on social media indicate they are far from alone.
Jacqui Haggland said on Facebook there was nothing in fizzy drinks that did any good for children.
‘‘They used to be treat foods and that’s fine. But when ‘everything in moderation’ means every day, it becomes a problem. Get them out of schools,’’ she said.