ANDALUCIA has approved a draft bill to battle its obesity crisis.
Some 18.7% of the region’s population are obese, leading the Junta to create a law that promotes healthy living and a balanced diet.
Restaurants and bars will be required to offer healthy menus while hotels will be required to offer free bottles or jugs of fresh water.
It will also guarantee free water access in schools and public places and it will be mandatory for vending machines to make chilled water available for free.
The draft bill, which will be debated in Parliament within six months, will also ban foods in schools that have high calories, saturated fat, salt and sugar levels.
Initiatives will also be set up to encourage students to exchange fruit and vegetables and create school farms so they can grow their own.
If the bill becomes law, anyone who violates it will be fined.
The most severe sanctions will be placed on schools caught selling or giving unhealthy foods to their students.