May 252017

The Punjab Food Authority has  taken a right decision. The ban on  the sale of soft drinks to young children  is a commendable step. In our  country, many people don’t know  the serious repercussions of high  intake of sugar.  A high-sugar diet is linked to behavioural  problems in children.  Many paediatricians strictly ask  parents not to give carbonated  drinks to children. It is good news  that the authorities are taking relevant  action. Other provinces should  also follow Punjab and ban the sale  of carbonated drinks at schools’  canteens.  Sangur Umer  Turbat    

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