Government to ignore calls for junks food ad ban?

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

Citation

(2008), "Government to ignore calls for junks food ad ban?", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2008.01738cab.057

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Government to ignore calls for junks food ad ban?

Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.

A possible move to ban junk food ads before 9 pm may not be implemented by the government, it has been suggested. Despite calls from which? Recently to tighten up junk food advertising regulations following new research, a letter from public health minister Dawn Primarolo to Baroness Peta Buscombe of the Advertising Association indicates otherwise, the Guardian reports. According to the news source, Ms Primarolo has called for a partnership between the two parties to tackle the current health crisis. Ms Primarolo noted: "We are eager to address all aspects of the obesity problem, working in partnership with the private sector and society in general to make a real impact on the health of our nation".