Supermarkets ban energy drinks for under-16s

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Image caption Merchants will ban the sale of power drinks containing more than 150mg associated with caffeine per litre

Sales of one’s drinks to children under sixteen have been banned in most major UNITED KINGDOM supermarkets, amid concerns about higher levels of sugar and caffeine.

Boots is also joining grocery stores such as Asda, Waitrose, Tesco as well as the Co-op in introducing the principle.

Retailers will restrict sale of energy drinks containing over 150mg of caffeine per litre to under-16s.

Co-op said it recognised the “growing concern about the consumption of energy drinks” among children.

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Other supermarkets introducing the non-reflex ban include Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. Boots is the very first retailer to partake that is not the supermarket.

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The Co-op, Aldi and Lidl implemented the particular change on 1 March, whilst Morrisons, Waitrose, Asda and Shoes put the rule in place on five March.

A Shoes or boots spokesperson said: “Helping our clients to live healthier lives has always been our own core purpose.

“We have listened to the expanding public concern about young people eating these high sugar and highly-caffeinated drinks. ”

Even though Tesco has announced its choice to follow, it will not implement the modify until 26 March.

A welcome ban

The move follows phone calls by campaigners for a complete prohibit on energy drinks, and after MEGAPIXEL Maria Caulfield asked Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Theresa May to consider a UK-wide prohibit earlier this year.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who led the #NotForChildren campaign , welcomed the news and took to Tweets to celebrate the supermarkets that will had “done the right thing”.

The NASUWT teaching marriage has also campaigned for restrictions upon energy drinks sales to kids, and called on schools to prohibit high-caffeinated beverages off their premises.

NASUWT’s general secretary, Chris Keates, formerly told the BBC: “The quite high levels of caffeine and sugar these types of drinks contain impact adversely upon pupil behaviour in schools plus teachers are left to deal with the particular fallout.

“There is really a chronic lack of awareness about the effects plus long-term health impacts of these beverages which many pupils and moms and dads think are just another soft drink. inch

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