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Ketchup banned in schools.



Lunchtime favourite tomato ketchup has been squeezed from the menu at hundreds of schools in the North East in a bid to make children eat healthily.

More than 300 primary schools have completely stripped canteens of all sauces and condiments in order to comply with Government guidelines.

The news comes in a week when the Chronicle revealed thousands of pupils have deserted school dinners since junk food junk food
n.
Any of various prepackaged snack foods high in calories but low in nutritional value.


junk food 
 was banished from the menu. We revealed how around 6,000 pupils from across the region have ditched school dinners following celebrity chef In its strictest sense, a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking. The first historical personality that fits this description is Martino da Como but in practical terms the term grew in popularity during the 1990s.  Jamie Oliver's campaign to promote healthier eating in schools. And now it has emerged that kids' favourite, ketchup has been swiped from dinner tables.

Durham County Council revealed tomato ketchup had been banned from all 241 primary schools in the county from the start of this school year. And Sunderland City Council said it had also removed sauces from all its 80-plus schools.

The guidelines were drafted by the School Food Trust, set up in 2005 by the Department for Education and Skills The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) was a United Kingdom government department between 2001 and 2007. It was responsible for the education system and children's services in England. On 28 June 2007 the department was split in two by Gordon Brown.  to improve the quality of school dinners. Under the new regulations, food such as chocolate and processed meat products are banned or restricted and dinner staff are encouraged to provide healthier options.

All salt is banned and tomato ketchup and other sauces should be restricted and available only in sachets. Nutritionist nu·tri·tion·ist
n.
One who is trained or is an expert in the field of nutrition.


nutritionist Dietitian, see there
 Amelia Lake, of the Human Nutrition Research Centre, welcomed the move. "Kids are kids, and we know they sometimes can't make the right choices."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 5, 2006
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