ACOM run schools to ban sales of junk, oily food - Solomon Star News

ACOM run schools to ban sales of junk, oily food

14 May 2019

THE Anglican Church of Melanesian (ACOM) operated school throughout the country will ban the sales of all sugary and greasy (oil) food to their students.

ACOM has about 31 schools operating in the country ranging from ECE, primary, secondary and Rural Training Centres (RTC).

Currently the ACOM education authority (EA) is working on a policy to ban all market vendors and parents from selling sugary drinks and junk food to students.

The policy will be brought before the ACOM education board to be approved on June the 21st.

ACOM EA is reminding all market vendors and parents that while they understand their contributions to the school and to make money for their daily livelihood, the health of the students is also paramount.

ACOM EA encourages market vendors and parents to sell local foods, fruits and vegetables to the students as they are nutritious and healthy.

Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) is the number one killer disease in the country and this measure is taken to save the future generation from these bad diseases.