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Topic Reading-Vol.3193-1/7/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/01/07 Topic Reading-Vol.3193-1/7/2021

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England is finding new ways to crack down on unhealthy foods

Brits are fatter than they are supposed to be. In fact, their obesity rates are among the highest in the world, nearly two-thirds of adults in England are overweight and one in every three children is overweight or obese. The British government has been tackling this weight problem hard. They restricted TV commercials of unhealthy foods, added a tax on sugary soft drinks, and prompted restaurants to list the calorie of each menu item. Now, they want to move even further. Usually, at supermarkets or large retailers, the unhealthy choice is the easy choice, having been placed by the checkout counters, enticingly promoted, or irresistibly discounted. However, from April next year, such promotional practices and activities will be restricted to unhealthy foods, such as chocolate, soda, and other foods high in sugar, salt, and fat. Will such restrictions deter people from buying unhealthy but favorable foods at supermarkets or online?

Enjoy reading the article and learn about how serious the UK government is to solve the overweight problem.

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