The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia starts improvement of the situation existing in school canteens and regulation of this field - the problem has not been solved for many years in this regard. According to the specialists, unhealthy food products are available for schoolchildren in the school canteens, threatening the health of the young people.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia has developed a methodical recommendation to introduce healthy food in schools, which envisages implementation of healthy food principles in general education institutions. According to this recommendation, the schools are prohibited to sell snacks (chips, so called crackers, jellybones), sweets, chocolates, carbonated drinks (except for sparkle mineral water).
Healthy food will help the pupils to concentrate on the teaching process on daily manner that will facilitate them to study the school materials easily. The recommendation is agreed with the Ministry of Health.
Within the framework of the new initiative, the Ministry also starts active communication campaigns through inclusion of the students – the students will write a communication strategy regarding healthy nutrition. The jury of the Ministry will evaluate and carry out the activities together with the approved team, the students will get additional credits in these activities or they will be considered in practical experience.