Childhood obesity targeted in possible crackdown on unhealthy food ads

Childhood obesity targeted in possible crackdown on unhealthy food ads
 

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 healthier foods.
Currently, HFSS food and drink can be advertised to children in non-broadcast media, unlike television where strict... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional West, Views: 33
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