Food reg­u­la­tion, sale in schools up for hear­ing

Sun.Star Baguio - - Topstories -

A PRO­POSED or­di­nance reg­u­lat­ing the sup­ply, sale and dis­tri­bu­tion of snack food and food prod­ucts in pub­lic school premises in the city will be sub­jected to a pub­lic hear­ing on Nov. 7 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Multi-Pur­pose Hall, City Hall.

Pro­posed to be called the Baguio City Anti-Junk Food Or­di­nance, the mea­sure pro­vides for the cre­ation of a mon­i­tor­ing board in each school or group of pub­lic schools com­posed of the City Health Ser­vices Of­fice rep­re­sen­ta­tive as chair­per­son with the school prin­ci­pal and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Dept. of Health Cordillera, Of­fice of the City So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment, Par­ents-Teach­ers-Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, food ser­vice sec­tor and the Barangay Coun­cil.

The board will be ap­pointed by the mayor and will be tasked to for­mu­late guide­lines on the bring­ing in, sale and prepa­ra­tion of snack food and other food prod­ucts in­tended for school­child­ren, stu­dents and school per­son­nel.

Guide­lines may in­clude sanc­tions for vi­o­la­tors that may be in the form of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

The board will des­ig­nate vol­un­teers or per­son­nel to reg­u­larly mon­i­tor, con­duct in­for­ma­tion cam­paign on proper diet and health and well­ness and sub­mit a re­port on the out­come of the mon­i­tor­ing.

The mea­sure also pro­vides that the CHSO come up with cer­ti­fied list of food con­sid­ered as junk and health haz­ard which will be banned in school premises for the guid­ance of the school per­son­nel.

As the lead of­fice, it will also be tasked to es­tab­lish a col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­gram with the DOH, Dept. of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and the OCSWD for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the or­di­nance.

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