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Food and Beverage Policy Overview

The School Food and Beverage Policy requires that all food and beverages offered for sale in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools for school purposes comply with the requirements set out in the policy, including the nutrition standards, by September 1, 2011.


The nutition standards apply to all food and beverages sold in all venues (e.g., cafeterias, vending machines, tuck shops/canteens) through all programs (e.g., catered lunch programs), and at all events (e.g., bake sales, sports events).

The standards do not apply to food and beverages that are: