March 7th, 2012

U.K.: Parents back pre-watershed junk food advertising ban

By Katherine Sellgren
The Guardian

Many parents would like to see a ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods and sugary snacks before the 2100 watershed, a survey suggests.

The poll of more than 1,000 parents found more than half thought adverts for junk food made it harder for them to give their children healthy diets.

The survey, commissioned by the Children’s Food Trust, found many parents felt pestered to buy poor food.

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