Childhood obesity targeted in possible crackdown on unhealthy food ads



Adverts for unhealthy food targeted at children could be banned across all media as part of efforts to tackle the obesity epidemic.
The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has launched a public consultation on proposals to limit the placement of ads for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in non-broadcast media, including traditional and online outlets.
It will also consider a ban on such ads targeting children as old as 16 to bring them into line with television regulations.
A ban on using celebrities or popular characters could also be partially lifted for the advertising of... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional East, Views: 32
Source: Belper News
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