Ban on soft drinks gets top support

CANCER Council Queensland has backed the State Government's push for a ban on soft drink sales at children's sporting events, in a move to combat growing rates of childhood obesity.

Chief health officer Jeanette Young is urging Ipswich parents to call on sports club committees to ban soft drinks at weekend sport.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said many parents didn't realise the amount of sugar in a standard can of soft drink, and what effect that could have on their child's health.

Residents are invited to join the QUEST to live a healthier life and reduce their risk of cancer, via quest.org.au.

Should selling soft drinks be banned at children's sporting events?

This poll ended on 28 February 2014.

Current Results

Yes

55%

No

44%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.