The United Kingdom's government is thinking banning all food and drink public transport. The UK's plan to ban people eating and drinking trains and buses is not popular people. They say the government should not control whether or not people can eat and drink public transport. Many people said the plan was another example the UK becoming a "nanny state". This is a country that wants to control everything people can and cannot do. The UK's Chief Medical Officer, professor Sally Davies, said the plan was necessary to help reduce obesity. She said it was part a plan to halve obesity children 2030 and to help people make healthier lifestyle choices.
Professor Davies reported that there are twice as many overweight schoolchildren today as there were 30 years ago. She said: "Today's children are drowning a flood unhealthy food and drink options." She said this is made worse because "insufficient opportunities being active". She said children do not get enough exercise. She added: "We must go further and faster." Ms Davies also wants to stop fast food being sold soccer games. Many travelers are angry the plans. A nurse, Nicky Paxton, said the transport ban would make her life worse. She said: "I often work 12 hours a break and I need a sandwich the train my way home work."