Coca-Cola slammed over UK-wide Christmas truck tour amid child obesity fears

Public Health England highlights the link between obesity and deprivation, saying the trucks will visit the UK's poorest places.

By Paul Kelso, Health Correspondent

Coca-Cola has been accused of undermining efforts to cut childhood obesity by targeting children in the poorest parts of the country with its Christmas truck promotional tour.

Health watchdog Public Health England (PHE) said the campaign, in which free drinks will be handed out from the distinctive red trucks at 42 locations across the country, is "the last thing children need".

The Coca-Cola trucks are modelled on the company's...
source: The Sky News