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Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools


These Guidelines seek to address the increasing rates of overweight and obesity in Jamaica, and particularly in the adolescent population.


The Guidelines provide for a gradual increase in restrictions on sugar-sweetened beverages, namely carbonated beverages (sodas), fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened waters, coffee and tea that are above the maximum sugar concentration as set out in the implementation schedule contained within the Guidelines.

The Guidelines permit plain water, unsweetened flavored and infused water, unsweetened juices, unsweetened coconut water, unsweetened milk or milk products and unsweetened milk substitutes and milk substitute products.