14 Mar 2016

Nutritionists want ban on unhealthy food advertising to children

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 14 March 2016

A senior research fellow at Auckland University's School of Population Health says the code on food advertising needs a major overhaul. Stefanie Vandevijere says the real objective should be less about helping advertisers avoid trouble and more about protecting children from unhealthy food advertising. An Auckland University study last year found an average of 6.3 ads per hour: 60 - 70 percent of them advertising unhealthy foods.