Should eating be banned on public transport?

Relish Eating burgers on London Tube

Relish Eating burgers on London Tube

As part of her final work as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies, has published a report named "Time to solve childhood obesity".

Professor Dame Sally Davies, who stood down from her role last week, makes the recommendation in a report published on Thursday as one of the ways to meet the United Kingdom government's pledge to half child obesity by 2030.

But we need to remember that they are more likely to be healthy eating and eating. the society and environment we live in.

The measures include: "Prohibit eating and drinking on urban public transport, except fresh water, breastfeeding and for medical conditions".

Professor Davies said the Government "must not shy away from regulation" and called for the phasing out of marketing, advertising and sponsorship of unhealthy foods at all major public venues.

Boris Johnson had previously said he was "reluctant" to introduce a further sugar tax under his tenure due to it hitting those with low-incomes most, but the report says there has been no evidence the levy had negatively impacted such groups.

It's safe to say the suggestion hasn't gone down well on social media, with many people mocking the idea that the state could remove their right to eat and drink on public transport.

She also pointed to a rise in snacking and a culture in which "excess weight is now often accepted as normal".

- Curb speed limits near schools and homes and encourage more children to walk, scoot or cycle.

"When government sets targets or legislates, business innovates and can still make a profit - for example when it develops better and healthier foods", she added.

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'Every parent wants to know that their child is getting tasty, healthy and nutritious food and they need reassurance that the standards are of the highest quality'.

Increasing portion sizes and the ready availability of junk food means children now, on average, consume three unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, containing seven teaspoons of sugar.

"Companies often use children's cartoon characters and sponsorship of major sporting events to market these items, casting them as the shining star in children's minds", she said.

She said children;are constantly exposed to advertising for unhealthy food and drink'.

"Cheap unhealthy food options now take centre stage in our lives and in our shops", Davies wrote.

She adds: "Adverts are everywhere, from bus stops to our mobile phones".

Her report says England was "nowhere near" meeting the government's target of halving childhood obesity by 2030.

Today Dame Sally said Government had a "moral responsibility" to act, instead of putting the food industry's profits first. "Her thirst for taxing things is only exceeded by her thirst for banning things", he said.

She added: "Politicians, I call on all of you across the political spectrum to come together and take action".

Professor Dame Sally Davies acknowledged she hoped other measures will nearly definitely be tried first to stem falling immunisation rates, but that it modified into fundamental to terminate the unfold of deadly diseases. "The health of our children is in your hands".

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