Deri vows to fight obesity pandemic among Israelis

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 Deri intends to fight the obesity pandemic among Israelis

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Health Minister Arye Deri will explore the potential role of legislation in combating the obesity pandemic among Israelis.

According to Israel Hayom, Deri met with his ministry's director general, Prof. Nachman Esh . At the meeting, the minister accepted the recommendation to consult with the ministry's experts and meet with the head of the nutrition department, Dr. Ronit Andwalt.

Among the proposals discussed is a ban on advertising snacks, sweets, soft drinks and convenience foods during hours when children and teenagers watch TV and on the websites they visit. It was also suggested to promote healthy eating.

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