Calls were made to ban the Coca-Cola truck from Liverpool this Christmas amid issues about weight problems ranges within the town.
Liverpool’s Liberal Democrat chief Richard Kemp stated the town is “in the grip of an obesity epidemic”.
He believes Coca-Cola’s common festive automobile promotes a product which is “grossly unhealthy”, the Liverpool Echo reported.
A Coca-Cola spokesman stated the truck additionally promotes sugar-free beverages.
Mr Kemp has written a letter to managers of the Liverpool One buying groceries district, environment out his opposition to the “cynical event”
His issues come 4 months after a learn about via Public Health Liverpool naming and shaming what it stated have been probably the most sugary breakfast cereals.
He wrote: “You are more than likely conscious that Liverpool is within the grip of an weight problems epidemic for youngsters and adults. 30% of our 11-year-olds are overweight.
“The largest unmarried reason for that is the intake of fizzy beverages.
“That is why I am appalled that there is a rumour going round that you will welcome the Coca-Cola van to Liverpool. This cynical event has taken place for the past five years and is not designed to welcome Christmas but to increase the consumption of a product that is grossly unhealthy.”
A spokesman for Coca-Cola Great Britain stated it had won a “positive response from many people in Liverpool” all through earlier visits.
He added: “People will have the opportunity to see the truck up close, have their photograph taken and enjoy a choice of a small, 150ml can of Coca-Cola Classic or one of our no sugar options, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.”
No-one at Liverpool One used to be to be had for remark.