The Indian Government and the FSSAI must seriously consider introducing a law similar to the one passed in Chile.
These foods are also forbidden from being served in school events like sports meets.
While the plan to ban the advertising of High Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) products near schools is very welcome, it is not enough. HFSS products are more damaging to the health of children than tobacco. If there is a ban on the sale of tobacco products near schools, there
The processed food industry, combined with flawed dietary guidelines since the 1960s, have contributed to an obesity epidemic in the developed world. The same thing is happening in India for the last 30 years, because of the processed food industry, cheap sugar, subsidised grain production, and dietary superstition.
“What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.”