In London proposed to ban junk food advertising because of a problem with childhood obesity

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, described the decision to address the issue of childhood obesity and proposed to ban junk food advertising on public transport.

У Лондоні запропонували заборонити рекламу фастфуду через проблеми з дитячим ожирінням

This writes the BBC, reports Rus.Media.

Khan also advocated to ban establishments that sell food takeaway within 400 metres from educational institutions. So the mayor wants to protect children from the harmful effects.

According to media reports, in London, one of the highest rates of overweight in Europe — about 40 per cent of children aged 10-11 years are obese. It is noted that the poor are more prone to this problem.

Ban junk food advertising discuss and in other countries. Earlier this year Amsterdam decided against such posters on public transport.

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