The problems with sugar-laden drinks are not confined to obesity. Teachers will tell you that younger kids become hyper-active after an overdose of fructose and are virtually unteachable, if not uncontrollable.
Speaking personally about that Coca Cola truck, why should kids be overdosed by blatant advertising in the name of Christmas? I saw it on the M6 and it was a vile and vulgar statement of what we've allowed Christmas to become. And no, I'm no religious nutter, I just think kids should be given a balanced view of the festivities and not encouraged to treat that boorish advertising monstrosity as an essential part of the tradition of Christmas
By the way, Philthespark, there are a number of peer-reviewed studies in the USA that link that country's well-documented obesity over the past thirty years to fructose-laden foodstuffs and drinks
Oh and to Non Sibi. Yes, when Carlisle Border Raiders were on the go, we sold pies to the spectators. But they were special rugby league pies. Low in fat and carbohydrates made by Pioneer