According to the deputy, such a ban will help prevent children from forming a habit of eating junk food and sugar.
"It is necessary to provide parents with systemic knowledge on healthy nutrition, and in schools, it is necessary to prohibit the sale of carbonated drinks, chips, crackers, chocolate bars and other foods harmful to the health of children and adolescents," Ogul told reporters.
The range of school canteens should include juices, fruits and vegetables, dairy and sour milk products, and from sweets - marmalade and marshmallows, he said.
The MP recalled that one of the main causes of diseases of the cardiovascular system is unhealthy diet and excess weight. “In 2017, two million Russians were diagnosed with obesity,” he said. “And these are only those who made it to doctors.”
In 35 regions of the Russian Federation, the number of obese patients increased by 10% over the year. “Moreover, the situation with childhood and adolescent obesity is most alarming. The number of overweight children is growing every year,” said the deputy chairman of the State Duma deputy.
Ogul said that if the faction's expert council approves the bill banning the sale of junk food in schools, the document will be submitted to the chamber.