In October 2014, a new law was passed restricting to sell fast food in school institutions of Poland. This law will come into force in 2015.
• The reason this law was passed lies in the increased number of children suffering from obesity.
• The main purpose of banning fast food in schools is prevention of obesity in children and teens.
In the beginning of the next year, it is planned to distribute at schools of Poland only those foods that were approved by the Ministry of Health.
Both employees of the Ministry of Health, school principals and pupils’ parents will make up the list of foods that are allowed for sale in schools.
Foods, prohibited for sale in school institutions, will be missing in the building itself as well as the whole school grounds area.