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Government set to ban junk food adverts before 9pm to tackle obesity

Good idea?

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Boris Johnson is set to unveil new plans next week to ban junk food adverts on TV before the watershed as well as online.

The news comes as it was revealed obese people are more likely to die from coronavirus due to an array of complicated reasons. Experts explain that obese people have a ‘weakened immune system’ and that is also hard to ventilate people with higher body weight.

The Sun reports that supermarkets and shops could also be prohibited from advertising unhealthy food and drink in their stores in the new plans. There will also be restrictions on marketing for food and drinks high in fat and sugar such as milkshakes and chocolates. 

The new obesity strategy is set to be unveiled on Monday in a bid to get Britain fit. 

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According to The Sun, Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock are hoping the ban on marketing will help people ‘make better choices’. 

The plans will also reportedly impact deals and offer on unhealthy foods and drinks such as buy one get one free.

The plans have not been received well by everyone with some explaining it will damage an already strained economy.

Chief Executive of the Advertising Association, Stephen Woodford, said: “Speculation that the Government intends to introduce bans on high fat, salt & sugar (HFSS) advertising would be in direct conflict with its own evidence that such restrictions would have minimal impact on obesity levels.

“These measures, if introduced, would have significant economic impact at a time when the economy is already under strain due to COVID-19, with thousands of jobs under threat across the UK’s media, advertising, food and retail sectors.

“The Government must reconsider any proposals which could damage the recovery, jobs, and people’s livelihoods, just at the very moment everyone is working so hard to recover.”

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New pink restaurant serving fried chicken, mac n cheese and seafood boxes opens next week

This looks amazing!

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202 Kitchen

202 Kitchen is a new bar and restaurant which is set to open next week in the city centre. 

Featuring the perfect pink Instagram wall and a menu full of deliciously indulgent food, 202 Kitchen is set to be your new favourite place.

Originally launched in Birmingham, this is the second site for the restaurant, who are hoping to bring the new food concept of ‘trapbox’ cuisine to Manchester.

You’ll find colourful foods including mac’n’cheese, waffles, fried chicken, burgers, and grilled seafood piled into a box.

202 Kitchen will also be offering an extensive cocktail and drinks menu with exciting wines, beers and spirits alongside the trapbox kitchen.

The new restaurant has implemented social distancing ahead of opening on August 21st to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe.

The restaurants is decked out almost entirely bright pink, complete with a sheltered outdoor space. 

Follow 202 Kitchen on Instagram – @202Kitchen – to keep up to date! 

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Krispy Kreme is doing half price doughnuts this August under the Eat Out scheme

Treat yourself!!

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You can grab half-price Krispy Kreme doughnuts under the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme, even if you’re taking away.

The American doughnut chain, which is easily everybody’s favourite, has opted into the government’s latest scheme, seeing them slash prices Monday through to Wednesday.

Customers can grab 50% off meals up to £10 per head when they dine in a restaurant.

However, many people have been gutted this means you can’t takeaway some of their favourite foods. 

Well, while some of the Krispy Kreme stores in Manchester are actually offering the deal on all doughnuts when you eat in, there’s even better news if you’re a fan of the classic original glazed doughnuts – as there’s an extra special offer to be had!

They have also extended the offer to takeaway original glazed doughnuts, meaning you can grab 12 original doughnuts for just £5.23 and eat them wherever you want. 

The deal is available at Manchester Trafford Box and Manchester Trafford Park Hotlight, where you can eat in until 7pm and the drive-thru is open until 10pm. 

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Tesco already has Christmas chocolate boxes on sale and shoppers are loving it

IT’S CHRIIIIIISTMASSSS!

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Some eagle-eyed shoppers have spotted the festive red tubs of Celebration’s making an appearance in Tesco stores already. 

The one thing we’re all looking forward to this year is the festive season. Filled with good food, amazing chocolates and enough booze to forget the year. 

The Instagram account ‘kevssnackreviews’ posted a picture of towers of Celebrations boxes in Tesco with the caption ‘looks like the Christmas tubs are appearing in supermarkets now’. 

If you’re a keen Christmas shopper, you can bag these boxes for just £4 in Tesco at the minute! You can also find them online at the same price. 

It turns out everyone is buzzing with some users commenting: “Temped to get out of my pjs and run down to Tescos purely for these beauts”.

Another pointed out just how mental this year has been with the comment:”2020 has no rules. might put might put up my christmas tree Sunday and eat an out of date cadbury creme egg”.

An eager beaver commented that Quality Street tubs are also available in some B&M stores – so keep your eyes peeled! 

With these huge boxes of chocolates back on the shelves and the threat of another nationwide lockdown, we might just have ourselves a toilet roll situation like in March 2020 – but with Christmas Celebrations boxes… in August.

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Too early?? 

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