Restaurateur: Offering tap water a 'silly' idea
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Restaurateur: Offering tap water a 'silly' idea

A restaurateur has told 5 live Breakfast that offering tap water to families instead of sugary drinks is a "silly" proposal.

Joel Kissin, who runs a restaurant in London, agreed that action should be taken against childhood obesity but did not agree with the proposal to offer all children tap water as an alternative to sugary fizzy drinks or juice.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, he said: "If somebody orders a fry-up, should we offer them a salad instead? Should we stand by tube stations and say "are you sure you want to get that tube or should you just walk?".

According to the Local Government Association, one in five people aren't aware that licensed premises have to provide free tap water.

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on April 23 2016

  • 23 Apr 2016
  • From the section Health