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We know from the evidence that making fruit and vegetables available in schools increases consumption. There is also evidence that food standards to restrict availability have the effect of reducing consumption of the restricted food.
For these actions to be effective for all children, they need to be sustained over time and accompanied by complementary behaviour change communication techniques, such as "modelling", school gardens, and communication to all stakeholders involved in the provision and consumption of school food. Worksites and healthcare also present strong potential for improved eating among adults.
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The Jordanian Ministry of Health has set food standards regulating which food may be sold to students in school canteens as part of the National School Health Strategy (2013–17), which was prepared in coordination with a multi-sectorial committee and approved in 2012.