A new healthy food and beverages policy has been approved for the City of Thompson. Now 30% of all food and beverages served through things like concession stands and vending machines will have to meet the guidelines provided under the new healthy food and beverages policy. Some beverages that will fit under the 30% include 100% fruit juice, water and 1 or 2% skim milk. City Councillor Penny Byer who is also chair of the recreation committee says based on comments they’ve heard from some people already they’re happy to know that there are healthy food choices and there’s also the so called junk food choices but they’re in smaller sizes so the children can still have their treat but it’s not an over abundance.
The purpose is to increase the availability of healthy food choices in facilities and at programs within the city of Thompson.