Sunday, 25 May 2008
How does everyone else feel about having macdonalds & coca cola adverts all along the Lea Bank for 4 years?!?
Hackney Borough has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity - and lowest rates of child sports activity. So having 4 years of brainwashing for our kids to make the brilliant link of being an olympic sports star - by eating disgusting tasting burgers & drinking sugar - is absolute genius!!!
The drawings on the posters are absolutely lovely. They have been done by some of our kids in the local schools - but to then re-inforce the link to junk food - is a very disturbing commercial ploy by the International Olympic Authority.
Is there not a white paper going through parliament banning the advertising of junk food outside schools? These posters are directly opposite our neighbour - Gainsborough School - where many of our children go to.
But - more importantly - these adverts are directly opposite Leabank Square - where we all relax & play. Do we really have to have very dubious advertising staring us in the face for the next 4 years?