In the state Duma proposed to ban the sale of sodas and sweets in schools

© Fotolia / Michael Essiamonoi water in the fridge. Archival photoIn the state Duma proposed to ban the sale of sodas and sweets in schools© Fotolia / Michael Eichhammer

A member of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth Affairs Dmitry Svishchev (LDPR) asked the government to prohibit educational institutions sale of carbonated beverages and foods with high sugar content.

The corresponding address of the Deputy to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

«I ask you, Mr Medvedev, to consider the possibility of a complete ban in educational institutions sale to minors not only soft drinks but also food products with high sugar content, and to oblige producers to specify on the package valid for children, the daily intake of sugar», — said in a letter to fistula.

The MP in his speech also expressed his belief that prevention of diseases in childhood, during which formed the human immune system, will contribute to strengthening the nation’s health.

The Deputy also approved plans to impose the excise tax on carbonated beverages. «Of course, this measure will have a positive effect on the prevention of diseases associated with obesity, but also in the case if obtained from excise tax funds will be allocated just to fight this disease», — noted in the treatment of fistula.

Previously, the newspaper «Izvestia» reported that the Ministry of health of Russia supported the proposal of the expert Council under the government to introduce excise duty of at least 20% on sweetened carbonated beverages. According to the publication, the relevant initiative is contained in the opinion of the expert Council under the government of the Russian Federal project «Strengthening public health». The newspaper notes that if the tax is introduced, one liter of soda in the average will rise from 65 to 78 rubles.