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LACA responds to energy drinks consultation

21 Nov 2018
LACA has responded to the government's energy drinks consultation, which has been asking for views on banning energy drink sales to children.

As part of the government's plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children, it has been asking organisations and businesses its opinions on the subject.

In its response, LACA has said that the age limit for energy drinks should be 18 and that the prohibition should apply to all retailers who operate in England, online businesses, and the out of home sector, which includes takeaways and restaurants. 

It said: "LACA fully supports the Government’s proposal to end the sale of energy drinks to children.  Our members have been consulted and their views have been included in this response.

"LACA welcome any moves to improve young people’s diets and a restriction on these very high-sugar drinks would be a welcome contribution.

"In-school nutrition can help play a key role in helping children understand and familiarise themselves with the food and drink that make up a healthy diet. But, when high-sugar drinks such as energy drinks are available in every shop and supermarket outside of the school gates this is undermined. 

LACA's full response can be seen in the attached document.