Ham and cheese sandwiches ‘banned’ in WA schools

Sky News host Caleb Bond says ham and cheese sandwiches have been “banned” because they are “apparently they’re unhealthy”.

Western Australia will ban ham and cheese sandwiches from school canteens, with the lunch meal classed as ‘red’ under new dietary rules for students statewide to promote healthier eating.

The state uses a traffic light system to rank food based on its nutritional value under the categories green, amber and red.

Food items deemed ‘red’, including chips, lollies and other unhealthy foods, are banned from sale at school canteens.

Mr Bond said, “this is the stuff we should be worrying about”.