Titbits Decree – decree on unhealthy food in schools

//Titbits Decree – decree on unhealthy food in schools

Titbits Decree – decree on unhealthy food in schools

Titbits Decree – decree on unhealthy food in schools
Brief Description The “titbits decree” (Decree on unhealthy food in schools) is a public policy measure adopted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in collaboration with Ministry of Health. It aims to promote healthy nutrition in schools in order to mitigate the growing problem of childhood obesity. The decree was enacted in September 2016 as an implementation of 2015 amendment to the Education Act. The goal of the decree is to reduce consumption of unhealthy food and stimulate availability of healthy alternatives in schools. No food can be advertised, offered for sale and sold in schools containing sweeteners (except for chewing gum), caffeine, trans-fatty acids from partially hardened fats, or energetic or stimulating beverages and food for athletes or those performing increased physical activity. The early response by schools and many parents was relatively negative, as they claimed the decree reduced assortment of food and beverages in school buffets and cafeterias, as well as increasing the price of food. However, medical and nutrition experts hailed the decree adoption for the benefits healthy eating brought to the students.
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European Country/Countries Czech Republic
Field Consuming: Healthy Consumption
Type Intervention
Impact Health
Status Ongoing
Target Group Children & adolescents
Evaluation Planned for the future
Level National
INHERIT Perspective

This initiative has a potential to improve children’s health by changing their eating patterns, hence influencing EXPOSURE/EXPERIENCE and changing BEHAVIOUR. The intervention can be easy transferred and implemented in other European countries, with no significant costs and large coverage

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Relevant links https://www.zakonyprolidi.cz/cs/2016-282
Contact press@msmt.cz
2018-11-25T22:18:01+01:00April 26, 2017|practices|0 Comments