School meal smoothie ban in obesity fight

School meal smoothie ban in obesity fight
 

Smoothies and fruit juices could be banned from school canteens, as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity in Scotland.
The Scottish government wants to impose lower sugar limits on school meals in a move that would also affect yoghurts and some breakfast cereals.
A consultation is due to be carried out on the plans, which include increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to cut child obesity by half by 2030.
Around 29% of children in Scotland are at risk of being overweight, and 14% are at risk of being obese.
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4 June 2018 in Health, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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