Schools to drop snack food

  • 2008-09-25
  • In cooperation with BNS
RIGA - As a part of an ongoing campaign to improve Latvian childrens' diet a schools, Stranda Baltic
has announced that it will install vending machines that sell carrots instead of unhealthy snack food.

Oskars Sneiders, a representative of the Health Ministry, told the Baltic News Service thatthe ministry endorsed the company's idea, as it would be a greatalternative to vending machines full of unhealthy snacks that are alreadybanned from schools.

BNS reports that carrots will be the only vegetable sold in the machines at the moment, but that the machines could also soon include radishes.

Carrot snacks made by Stranda Baltic are already available at stores, witha 250-gram package selling at 55 santims.