Should Snacking Really Be Banned on Public Transport?

The Strawberry Post

With the rise in childhood obesity levels in the UK and other countries around the world, the latest idea here, proposed by the outgoing chief medical officer is a ban on snacking on all local public transport including buses, trains and trams.  This idea of a ban has been circulating around social media recently and has been the focus of many discussions in the last few days, but would such a ban even work, and is it even necessary?

When I first heard about this ban I laughed.  I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard and wondered how on earth it would tackle obesity as well as wonder how the government would implement it, given our current policing crisis.  But the chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies is serious about this being one of the ways to tackle childhood obesity.  But banning all snacking on…

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