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POLICY AND GUIDELINES ON HEALTHY FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHOICES IN SCHOOLS AND IN DEPED OFFICES


DO 13, s. 2017
Policy and Guidelines on Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Schools and in DepEd Offices
To:      Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
All Others Concerned

1. For the information and guidance of all concerned, the Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Policy and Guidelines on Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Schools and in DepEd Offices for the promotion and development of healthy eating habits among the youth and DepEd employees by making available healthy, nutritious, and affordable menu choices, and for setting food standards.

2. The Policy and Guidelines aim to:

1. make available healthier food and beverage choices among the learners and DepEd personnel and their stakeholders;
2. introduce a system of categorizing locally available foods and drinks in accordance with geographical, cultural, and religious orientations;
3. provide guidance in evaluating and categorizing foods and drinks; and
4. provide guidance in the selling and marketing of foods and beverages in schools and DepEd offices, including the purchasing of foods for school feeding.



3. DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2007  entitled Revised Implementing Guidelines on the Operation and Management of School Canteens in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Policy Statements Nos. 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6 are modified accordingly by this issuance.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately upon publication on DepEd Website.

5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.


(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES

HERE ARE THE IMPORTANT PORTIONS OF THE DEPED ORDER
(Download Here the DO No. 13, s. 2017)

j. Categories/Description of Non-packaged foods and drinks – A new system of categorization of foods and drinks is hereby introduced for non-packaged items with no available Nutrition Facts that are sold in the canteens to guide the school heads and teachers-in-charge of canteens in planning and creating their own healthy menu. Locally available natural foods are preferred over processed food products. Foods and drinks shall be categorized as GREEN, YELLOW, and RED.

Canteen-cooked foods, common Filipino snack foods or those without Nutrition Facts may be enumerated under a Food List classified as GREEN, YELLOW, and RED. Sample Food Lists are in Tables 4, 5, and 6.

i. The GREEN category includes foods and drinks that should ALWAYS be available in the canteen. These foods and drinks are the best choices for a healthy school canteen as they contain a wide range of nutrients and are generally low in saturated and trans fat, sugar, and salt. This includes, but is not limited to the following foods and drinks:




i. The YELLOW category includes foods and drinks that should be served carefully. These foods and drinks contain some nutrients but at the same time also contain large amounts of saturated or trans fats and/or sugar and/or salt. If eaten in large amounts, these foods and drinks may contribute to excess calories. These may be served once or twice a week only (Tuesdays and Thursdays), in smaller servings, and should be less prominent in the canteen menu. Every opportunity shall be taken to make these foods healthier by following the instructions enumerated under Section VAl.k.iii. This includes, but is not limited to the following foods and drinks:


ii. The RED category includes foods and drinks not recommended in the canteen menu. These foods and drinks contain high amounts of saturated fat or sugar or salt and should not be served in healthy school canteens. They may also provide excess energy or calories.

Consumption of these foods and drinks outside the school premises is at the discretion of their parents. This includes, but is not limited to the following foods and drinks:


For Complete Details regarding this matters,
Download Here the DO No. 13, s. 2017)



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1 comment:

  1. Are Chichirya of any kinds not allowed to be sold at the school's canteen though the nutrition facts fall under yellow category...

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