The sweet taste of excess

27 January 2016 - 02:42 By Nivashni Nair

Coca-Cola advertising alongside school names could be history if the government heeds a call by the World Health Organisation. The WHO wants a sugar tax on soft drinks. It also wants junk-food advertisements removed from areas frequented by children.Predicting that the number of overweight children aged under five will jump from 42 million to 70 million in the next decade, the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has recommended that governments promote healthy diets by means of "effective...

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