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 is “in the grip of a weight problems epidemic”.
He thinks Coca-Cola’s popular joyful lorry promotes an item which is “grossly 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 the “negative 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.
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 a “favorable reaction from many individuals in Liverpool” throughout 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.