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We need zero tolerance for fizzy drinks in schools

Published 02/09/2014 | 02:30

There needs to be a zero tolerance attitude to soft drinks in schools
There needs to be a zero tolerance attitude to soft drinks in schools

The Education Minister, Jan O'Sullivan, is clearly wrong in not adopting a zero-tolerance attitude to fizzy drinks in schools.

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This should not only extend to pupils bringing such drinks to schools in their lunchboxes, but particularly to vending machines in schools.

Whatever the merits of enjoying such 'soft' drinks, it is not right that they should be dispensed in schools and the minister should have made that very clear from the beginning of her ministerial term.

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