The Department of Education released the DepEd order 17 which only allows nutrient – rich and fortified food to be sold to school canteens nationwide. Yeun Soo – St. Jude International School is abiding to this order to keep the students healthy and fit to do different activities in school. The canteen sells foods with “Sangkap Pinoy” seal, breads, home-cooked snacks with iodized salt and juice beverages.
Even though some students are still looking for softdrinks and junk foods, the teachers together with the canteen managers are always persuading them to buy only healthy snacks found in the canteen. Parents are also advised to let their children eat foods that are nutritious.