No. You can’t tell people what to eat and drink. Just by banning these types of drinks it will not solve the problem. Why not ban alcohol? Where do you stop? No matter how bad these type of beverages are, it will not change the attitude of those who consume them because the problem lies much deeper in our way of thinking, our culture, our human nature and our lifestyle.
While I’d rather have people see the need to change their consumption habits on their own, if it helps a few people drink less sugary drinks and think about their consumption habits, then its a step in the right direction. No legislation is a catch all and its always better if people make their own healthy changes. But the facts are staggering. Obesity and the effects of such (increased disease, medical costs, decreased life expectancy, etc) are a growing concern. Hopefully this will help some to change their behaviors.
I think it is somewhat silly to do so. People have an easy way around it- refills, more drinks, etc.
However I do think it is a step in the right direction. People have a different idea over what precicely a “serving size” is. Changing perception on what a full meal should look like will greatly help people.
Besides, most already lack the motivation to help themselves. Forcing them to help themselvse is the best thing others can do.
Hello Chloe. In my opinion even if/when promotions like this do NOT work, they DO serve to shine a bright light on an issue/subject (use your question here, and the answers that it will garner as an example of what I mean). Causing the issue to be shined upon, causing others to talk about it, and bringing publicity to the issue IS a good thing even if it is met with doubt or otherwise is branded a failure.