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Britain to promote unhealthy food from April 2022 – Journal l’Action Régionale

The tokens are seen in Hawkesmore, Seven Dallas, on the opening day of the “Eat Out to Help Out” program in London.


Britain will ban the “Buy One Free” promotion and free refill of sugary soft drinks for foods high in fat, sugar or salt in restaurants from April 2022, the government said on Monday, his plan to fight obesity and improve This is the last step in public health.

Government says obesity is one of the UK’s biggest long-term public health problems, with almost two-thirds of adults in England overweight and one in three children overweight or obese in school primary. East.

Measures will also be limited where promotions can be made on such products in a store, and unhealthy promotions will not be allowed at the end of checkouts, at the entrance to stores or in hallways.

Public Health Minister Joe Churchill said: “We are limiting promotions and a series of measures have been introduced to ensure that a healthy alternative is the easy option, which will improve the health of the country. Help everyone eat healthier foods. ”.

The UK first proposed to ban ‘buy one, get one free’ junk food offers in July, and also announced measures such as banning TV and advertisements in line for junk food before 9pm.

Last month, the government went ahead and proposed a ban on online advertising of unhealthy food.

Being overweight has been shown to increase the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 – a fact highlighted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has publicly lost weight since being hospitalized with the disease. Have talked about doing.

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