Time to dump sug­ary treats

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

THE lead-up to Christ­mas is the per­fect time to ad­vise par­ents and ed­u­ca­tors against let­ting con­fec­tionary slip into schools as presents or treats, says Tas­ma­nian School Can­teen As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Julie Dun­babin.

“I per­son­ally be­lieve there should be no sug­ary treats given out at Christ­mas time in the school set­ting,” she said.

“And from our as­so­ci­a­tion’s per­spec­tive, we don’t sup­port con­fec­tionary given out at schools and all of our gold schools meet this stan­dard.”

Mrs Dun­babin urged peo­ple to con­sider healthy Christ­mas snacks, us­ing fruit, veg­eta­bles and cheese.

“There are healthy Christ­mas treats and fes­tive plat­ters that chil­dren can make and have a lot of fun with,” she said.

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