There is a big deal go­ing on about kids’ sport­ing he­roes sup­port­ing sug­ary drinks and food, and a lot of blame is go­ing to­wards the sports stars and the com­pa­nies.

What about the par­ents [who are] let­ting their kids’ teeth rot with Pow­er­ade? And what about the sugar-laden ar­ti­fi­cial ‘fruit juices’ fea­tur­ing kids’ favourite TV and movie char­ac­ters such as Frozen, Bob the Builder, Dora and many more?

These are be­ing sold right in front of the kids at a level they can see them, as well and be­ing sold at kids’ play ar­eas such as Lol­lipops Play­land that have a whole fridge full of these fruit juices.

Why hasn’t the com­pany that makes these been ques­tioned, and why is a chil­dren’s play­land pro­mot­ing these?

Where is the wa­ter stand?

Erin Pat­ter­son Palmer­ston North

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