Policy 711, Healthier School Food Environment, sets the minimum requirements for creating a healthier food environment in public schools.
The policy applies to all food and beverages sold, served or otherwise offered in all New Brunswick’s public schools, and requires foods of a higher nutritional value which are lower in saturated fat, sugar, and sodium. Additionally, beverages such as flavoured milk and juices, will no longer be sold, served or offered.
This includes: breakfast programs, lunch and hot lunch programs, vending machines, à la carte items, canteens, snacks and fundraisers. It also includes items that are not for sale, such as foods and beverages offered to students during classroom or schoolwide events.