A GYM Owner from West Cumbria has spoken out on the governments new measures to try to deal with weight problems throughout the UK.
Lee Butterworth, who owns Extreme Fitness Gym’s in Workington and Carlisle thinks that the brand new measures go away considerably to be desired when making an attempt to deal with the weight problems disaster on this nation.
On Wednesday,June 23 the federal government revealed plans to ban all advert’s that promoted quick meals earlier than 9pm at night time.
Products reminiscent of chocolate, burgers, tender drinks, desserts, sweets, and pizza would all be banned from TV as a part of the scheme, with the intention of tackling obesity- which now impacts greater than 1 / 4 of all UK grownup’s.
From the tip of subsequent yr,will solely be allowed to be proven between the hours of 9pm and 5:30am.
The authorities has discovered that weight problems points typically start at childhood and have an effect on the poorest in society.
Lee Butterworth, nonetheless thinks that folks have to be extra educated on what they eat relatively than banning adverts.
He stated:”I do not suppose it should make any distinction, you have a look at cigarette packets now they’ve individuals’s lung’s falling out and other people dying and organs rotting, however individuals nonetheless exit and smoke them.
“I feel it is the schooling on it that’s extra essential and the dad and mom jut saying no to the youngsters and explaining that it isn’t wholesome to eat that a lot.”
He significantly thought that the scheme would have little have an effect on on tackling the problem at a younger age, Lee stated:”I do not suppose that adverts are going to cease something, there’s adverts for toys all day lengthy, my little lady asks for toys. Every single toy she see’s on an advert she asks for, however she does not get it,and its’s precisely the identical, it is all the way down to the father or mother’s I feel.”
“You can be shocked what number of dad and mom message me on a weekly foundation truly asking for recommendation for his or her children, it is at all times tougher with child’s.”.
The fashionable health club proprietor stated that though adverts should have some have an effect on with the massive sums of cash firms pour in tho them society wants to have a look at other ways to handle the issue .