Ban on advertising unhealthy food to children considered
A complete ban on advertising unhealthy foods to children is being considered as a way to reduce childhood obesity.
The plan to restrict the promotion of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to under 16s is being consulted on by the Committee of Advertising Practice.
It would see the existing ban on TV ads extended to all media, including online outlets, the industry regulator said.
Current limits on using celebrities and characters to sell food to children could be relaxed for healthier foods.
About one in five children in the England is classed as obese by the end of primary school,... read more
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