Independent MP and former GP Sophie Scamps has introduce a bill into federal parliament that restricts junk food advertisements aimed at children.
The bill would target advertising for unhealthy foods Australia’s health ministers have previously defined, including sugar-sweetened drinks, confectionary and unhealthy fast food meals. Advertising for these foods and drinks would be banned on television, radio and streaming services from 6am to 9.30pm, and banned altogether online and on social media. The proposal highlights one of our biggest health challenges and does something about it.
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Source: The Conversation
It’s time Parliament stands up to the predatory marketing strategies of junk food companies.
This morning I tabled my Healthy Kids Advertising Bill to help put a stop to the worsening obesity crisis in this country.
— Dr Sophie Scamps MP (@SophieScamps) June 19, 2023
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