Sugary and Energy Drinks – Prohibiting the sale of energy drinks in public buildings: a resolution that makes sense!
Life habits are influenced by many factors on which various agents can have a bearing in order to foster health and well-being. In this regard, municipalities play a strategic role in the prevention of obesity and many diseases, as their interventions have an immediate impact on the environment and on citizens’ lifestyles.
Be it to improve the food supply and access to healthy foods, to encourage active transportation and enhance the supply of public transportation, or to increase access to sports facilities, the possibilities for action are numerous and varied for municipalities that wish to make a difference.
In order to make it easier for municipalities to implement policy prohibiting the sale of energy drinks in their buildings, a model resolution has been made available to them by the Weight Coalition, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec, and the Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé.
Municipalities can use it as is or adapt it to suit their specific needs.