Keep sugar out of school canteens


NSW guidelines for food labelling in school canteens are more than 10 years old, and out of step with national and international standards.


This petition of citizens of NSW brings to the attention of the House that the Australian dietary guidelines were updated in 2013 and as a result food and drinks containing added sugar were shifted into the "limited intake category" yet school canteen guidelines in NSW still rely on outdated 2003 national guidelines.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to undertake an open and public review of the NSW Healthy Schools Canteen Strategy to bring it into line with the 2013 Australian dietary guidelines, reduce added sugar in school canteens and prioritise the long-term health of children.

Pledge your support for our campaign to reduce added sugar in schools on this online petition and we will send you a paper petition through the mail. 

Who's signing

Marcea Klein
Jenny Anams
Emma Dumas
Tammy Milsome
Anne-Marije Bussink
Heidi Roche
Angela Emmerton
Michael Hidden
John Ky
Rebecka Johansson
John Parkinson
Kate Streeter
Sue North
Elisha Danine
Marilyn Schroeder
Shae Wheeler
Deana Henn
Heath Elliott
Matthew West
Sandi Hill
Victoria Small
Carrin Dimilia
Bill Blake
Cassandra Smith
Michelle Barraclough
Stacey Bracksley-O'Grady
Adrian Phillips
Keren Slutzkin
Michael West
Simone Wade
1,000 signatures

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  • Marcea Klein
    signed 2016-12-03 08:21:50 +1100
    I have been a strong advocate of reducing sugar for people of all walks of Life. I wrote my first cookbook, Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free in the 70’s when there wasn’t much consciousness about sugar. I keep writing and teaching about "sugar-free desserts and foods, wholefoods , etc. and How can I help ?
  • Jenny Anams
    signed 2016-11-28 17:45:33 +1100
  • Emma Dumas
    signed 2016-11-28 15:11:31 +1100
    My company Bodsquad Australia is actively involved in attempting to reduce sugar across the board. #BeSugarConscious We are The Muesli – one of less than a handful of Low Sugar options on breakfast cereal shelves – with on-packet messaging that actually points to Low Sugar. We are educating people about sugar content of packaged foods through The One Line Rule and #BeSugarConscious.
  • Tammy Milsome
    signed 2016-11-27 17:04:28 +1100
  • Anne-Marije Bussink
    signed 2016-11-27 11:40:08 +1100
  • Heidi Roche
    signed 2016-11-26 14:34:27 +1100
  • Angela Emmerton
    signed 2016-11-25 17:47:59 +1100
  • Michael Hidden
    signed 2016-11-24 22:17:28 +1100
    Michael Hidden
  • John Ky
    signed 2016-11-24 17:34:08 +1100
    John Ky
  • Rebecka Johansson
    signed 2016-11-24 12:21:04 +1100
  • John Parkinson
    signed 2016-11-24 11:48:14 +1100
    Dr John Philip Parkinson
  • Kate Streeter
    signed 2016-11-24 11:14:49 +1100
  • Sue North
    signed 2016-11-23 21:47:27 +1100
  • Elisha Danine
    signed 2016-11-23 21:24:02 +1100
  • Marilyn Schroeder
    signed 2016-11-23 21:12:23 +1100
  • Shae Wheeler
    signed 2016-11-23 18:15:00 +1100
  • Deana Henn
    signed 2016-11-23 17:58:52 +1100
  • Heath Elliott
    signed 2016-11-23 17:46:43 +1100
  • Matthew West
    signed 2016-11-23 16:23:40 +1100
  • Sandi Hill
    signed 2016-11-23 15:32:02 +1100
    Sandi Hill
  • Victoria Small
    signed 2016-11-23 14:43:50 +1100
  • Carrin Dimilia
    signed 2016-11-23 13:24:31 +1100
  • Bill Blake
    signed 2016-11-23 13:03:07 +1100
    I was a high school teacher for 30+ years and saw the ‘diet’ offered in canteens change over the years. Although the biggest change I saw was more about the change from ‘obvious’ sugars to ‘hidden sugars and the so-called ’healthy’ options offered that still had far too many sugars both in variety and types and volumes. bring on more serious change.
  • Cassandra Smith
    signed 2016-11-23 11:33:30 +1100
  • Michelle Barraclough
    signed 2016-11-23 10:52:40 +1100
  • Stacey Bracksley-O'Grady
    signed 2016-11-23 10:38:42 +1100
  • Adrian Phillips
    signed 2016-11-23 10:32:36 +1100
  • Keren Slutzkin
    signed 2016-11-23 10:09:52 +1100
    A focus also needs to be on giving children the education in regards to the impact sugar is having on their health. Hopefully this will provide them with information that they can take home to their families too
  • Michael West
    signed 2016-11-23 09:47:26 +1100
  • Simone Wade
    signed 2016-11-23 09:22:50 +1100