Adverts for junk meals are to be banned on the whole Transport for London (TfL) community to assist deal with childhood weight problems, Sadiq Khan has introduced.

From February, promotions for unhealthy meals and delicate drinks will probably be stripped from trains, buses, boats and trams throughout the capital.

The choice covers the likes of fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, and cheeseburgers, which means huge manufacturers like McDonald’s and Cadbury will solely solely be capable of function more healthy merchandise on any adverts they wish to run.

Mr Khan stated a public session launched again in Might had discovered “overwhelming assist” from Londoners for a ban, which is able to apply on all modes of transport managed by TfL.

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Meals like pizza and burgers will probably be coated by the ban

The mayor added: “Youngster weight problems is placing the lives of younger Londoners in danger and putting enormous stress on our already strained well being service.

“It’s completely crucial that we take powerful motion towards this ticking time bomb now, and decreasing publicity to junk meals promoting has a job to play on this – not only for kids, however mother and father, households and carers who purchase meals and put together meals.

“It is clear that promoting performs an enormous half within the decisions we make, whether or not we realise it or not, and Londoners have proven overwhelming assist for a ban on adverts for junk foods and drinks on our transport community.

“It is fully unacceptable that in a metropolis as affluent as London, the place you reside and the quantity you earn can have a large impression on whether or not you’ve gotten entry to wholesome, nutritious meals. I am decided to alter this.”

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Sadiq Khan stated the choice was backed by most Londoners

The capital has one of many highest youngster obese and weight problems charges in Europe, with virtually 40% of kids aged 10 and 11 obese or overweight.

Youngsters from extra disadvantaged areas are extra affected, with younger individuals in Barking and Dagenham virtually twice as more likely to be obese as kids from Richmond.

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And this week, new figures from Diabetes UK revealed almost 7,000 younger Britons now have Sort 2 diabetes, which is linked to weight problems.

That adopted a report printed by Most cancers Analysis UK earlier this 12 months, which discovered younger individuals who recalled seeing junk meals adverts daily had been greater than twice as more likely to be overweight.

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Mr Khan additionally introduced that he wished to ban to encourage the promoting of excellent meals and a wholesome life-style on the community, slightly than there be no foods and drinks promotions in anyway.

It’s a part of a wider initiative to halve the variety of obese and overweight schoolchildren in London by 2030 – and to scale back the hole in weight problems charges between the richest and poorest areas.

The mayor has additionally proposed that new sizzling meals takeaways be banned from opening inside 400 metres of faculties.

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