OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

December 07, 2007 11:23 ET

OSSTF Welcomes Legislation to Eliminate Trans Fats in Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2007) - The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) was pleased that Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, recently introduced the Health Foods for Healthy Schools Act.

"This progressive legislation is indicative of a government that has a vision of the future-a vision that features health and education as the pillars of our society," commented Ken Coran, President of OSSTF/FEESO.

"Recent surveys and subsequent statistics clearly indicate the need to properly educate and assist our youth to make healthier lifestyle decisions," said Coran.

"This legislation, regulating the sale of foods containing trans fats and regulating the availability of specific beverages, will not solve all the problems in delivering healthy alternatives to students but makes considerable strides in tackling the dietary issues facing many Ontario students," Coran concluded.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    (416) 751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867