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Children and advertising - the debate

Children’s advertising – a question of proportion

Research published yesterday by the UK consumer organisation Which? shows that regulations to prevent the advertising of junk food to children are not applicable to the TV programmes attracting the largest audiences of under-tens. This...

Self-regulation scheme fails to silence critics

Self-regulation scheme fails to silence critics

A self-regulatory initiative by 11 food and beverage companies launched in the US last week has received a mixed response from campaigners. While the initiative can potentially make a valuable contribution to tackling childhood obesity, Ben Cooper writes, weaknesses in terms of its scope and coverage have exposed it to criticism from pressure groups.

UK: Ofcom restricts food ads aimed at under-16s

UK: Ofcom restricts food ads aimed at under-16s

Delivering its final statement on the advertising of food and drink products to children, the UK’s Ofcom has extended proposed advertising restrictions of food and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) to include children under 16-years-old.