Eastern Regional Education Directorate, Ghana Takes Bold Step to Ban Sugary Beverages in Schools, Prioritizing Students’ Health

The decision to ban sugar-sweetened beverages recognizes the harmful effects of excessive sugar consumption on children’s health. These beverages are often loaded with added sugars, which contribute to weight gain, dental problems, and the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. By eliminating these drinks from school premises, the Eastern Regional Education Directorate is taking a proactive step in reducing students’ exposure to these health risks.