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UK to protect children from junk food marketing

The UK government has announced a ban on the advertising of foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) being shown on TV before 9pm and online. This is an important step forward in protecting children from the effects of junk food marketing. The evidence that unhealthy food marketing influences children’s food choices is strong yet worldwide governments have been hesitant to step in and protect children.

Minion madness and McDonald's

Kids are obsessed with 'minions' and anything to do with the Despicable Me movie franchise and unfortunately junk food companies take advantage of this obsession. 

What's happening overseas: Ireland

Irish Heart released a report in 2016 'Who's feeding the kids online?' highlighting how junk food companies are using sneaky underhanded tactics to get to children through digital media.  

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