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Coldiretti Declares Support For Ban On Sugary Drinks In Schools

Published on Sep 8 2017 1:29 PM in Drinks tagged: Europe / Italy / Drinks / childhood obesity

Coldiretti Declares Support For Ban On Sugary Drinks In Schools

Following the decision by European soft drinks’ industry Unesda to encourage suppliers to refrain from selling high-sugar drinks in EU secondary schools, Italian farmers' group Coldiretti has declared its support for the move, news portal ANSA has reported.

'This is a necessary development', Coldiretti said, adding that recent research by healthcare association Okkio alla Salute found that more than one child in five (21.3%) is overweight and almost one over ten (9.3%) is obese'.

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Elsewhere, Coldiretti added that since Italy has been named among the worst European countries for child obesity levels, it is necessary to invest in food education.

It also called for the installation of 'vending machines of fruit and vegetables', as well as offering juice with no added sugar.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Francesca Volpe. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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