Don't fall for sweet talk

4th June 2004 at 01:00
It is deeply worrying to see Nestle taking out a whole page ad (TES, May 21) to market its new vending machine, the Refuel:Pod as a contribution to encouraging healthier eating habits in schools.

A quick look at the contents of these machines demonstrates that this is nothing more than a cynical attempt at re-branding their sugar-laden, carbohydrate-packed, oil-drenched products as healthy. They make a mockery of the Government's efforts to tackle the problem of obesity.

I hope that schools will resist this blatant attempt to jump on the healthy-eating bandwagon.

Fiona Carnie Human Scale Education Unit 8 Fairseat Farm Chew Stoke Bristol

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