Bid to terminate junk food junkies

23rd September 2005 at 01:00
The Americans do like to do things bigger. Their answer to Jamie Oliver is - Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The beefy Governator has just signed legislation banning certain junk foods and fizzy drinks from California schools.

Now the British Dental Health Foundation is calling on "education chiefs" over here to do the same. Doctors and dentists are lobbying MPs to support the second reading of the Children's Food bill, a private member's bill sponsored by Labour MP Mary Creagh, which would halt the promotion of junk food to children, set minimum nutritional standards for school meals and ban machines selling unhealthy snacks.

Come on, Jamie, flex your muscles and get those education ministers to support it, too.

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