It’s technically possible that you’ve been paying attention to things that Jamie Oliver has been saying and doing over the past five or so years. When he’s not whipping up summer trout with lemon and thyme, he’s a political agitator for a sugar tax – specifically a tax on sugary drinks. Well, he got what he wanted. The Conservative Government in the UK has announced they’re instituting a tax on sugary drinks from 2018.
The food revolution is underway. This feels like a victory for Britain’s children and for everyone who has campaigned so hard for a tax on sugary sweetened drinks. I would love the money to go to food education as well as sport but I think we have to applaud the Chancellor for taking this extremely important, bold step. I hope that this bravery will continue to form a part of this Government’s attitude to dealing with obesity and will influence the Prime Minister’s Childhood Obesity strategy later in the year.
Posted by Jamie Oliver on Wednesday, March 16, 2016