Paediatricians criticise delay in plans to ban junk food adverts

“Disappointing” government plans to delay a ban on junk food adverts on TV and online will slow efforts to tackle rising childhood obesity, paediatricians have warned. Currently one in four children living in the UK are overweight by the age of five, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), with those living in deprived areas worst affected. Despite these figures, the Department for Health and Social Care has announced plans to delay a ban on adverts promoting deals on foods and drinks high in fat, salt, or sugar for a year. Read more.

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