WELCOME MOVE BY TESCO ON ENERGY DRINKS

Responding to the announcement by Tesco that it will ban the sale of energy drinks to children, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, said:

“Tesco’s welcome announcement makes them the last of the big four supermarket chains to announce a ban on energy drinks sales to children and young people under 16.

 “We hope this will continue the momentum for the NASUWT’s campaign to see concerted action to regulate sales and we hope other retailers will follow suit. It’s also time now for the Government to act.

“These are not just another soft drink. They have serious long-term health implications. They impact adversely on pupil behaviour in schools and teachers are left to deal with the fallout.”