Calls to ban Coca-Cola Christmas truck

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    Image caption Coca-Cola introduced its Christmas trucks on a TELEVISION advert in 1995, however genuine trucks now check out cities all over the world

    Calls have actually been made to prohibit the Coca-Cola truck from Liverpool this Christmas amidst issues about weight problems levels in the city.

    Liverpool’s Liberal Democrat leader Richard Kemp stated the city isin the grip of a weight problems epidemic”.

    He thinks Coca-Cola’s popular joyful lorry promotes an item which isgrossly unhealthy”, as initially reported in the Liverpool Echo.

    A Coca-Cola spokesperson stated the truck likewise promotes sugar-free beverages.

    Mr Kemp has actually composed a letter to supervisors of the Liverpool One shopping district, setting out his opposition to thenegative occasion

    His issues come 4 months after a research study by Public Health Liverpool shaming and calling exactly what it stated were the most sweet breakfast cereals.

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    Image caption Coca-Cola Great Britain stated it had actually gotten afavorable reaction from lots of people in Liverpool

    He composed: “You are most likely conscious that Liverpool remains in the grip of a weight problems epidemic for grownups and kids. 30% of our 11-year-olds are overweight.

    The greatest single reason for this is the usage of carbonated beverages.

    That is why I am horrified that there is a rumour going round that you will invite the Coca-Cola van to Liverpool. This negative occasion has actually happened for the previous 5 years and is not developed to invite Christmas however to increase the intake of an item that is grossly unhealthy.

    A representative for Coca-Cola Great Britain stated it had actually gotten afavorable reaction from many individuals in Liverpoolthroughout previous check outs.

    He included: “People will have the chance to see the truck up close, have their picture taken and delight in an option of a little, 150ml can of Coca-Cola Classic or among our no sugar alternatives, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

    No-one at Liverpool One was readily available for remark.

    Weiterlesen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-41810436

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