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MK calls for Knesset cafeterias to get healthier
By LAHAV HARKOV
01/01/2014
 
Bread and Coca-Cola could become things of the past in the Knesset cafeteria if MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) has his way.

Cabel called for the Knesset to provide healthier food to set a personal example in "the fight against the deadliest disease of all today - obesity," in a letter to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.

The Labor MK asked for the Knesset to stop selling sugary drinks with over 25 category per 236 ml, including energy drinks.

In addition, Cabel suggested that the dairy cafeteria serve low-sugar and gluten-free food.

Cabel also called for the Knesset to dedicate a day to the fight against obesity, saying that as a father and a lawmaker, he wants to set a good example and help his peers get healthier.

The initiative was inspired by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to limit the sale of sugary drinks and proposed in cooperation with Yedid, The Association for Community Empowerment.
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