Junk food ads aimed at kids could soon be restricted in Canada – GLOBAL

April 25, 2023

Health Canada is cracking down on junk food advertisements aimed at children by proposing to restrict television and digital media that promote unhealthy eating.

The updated proposal, published Tuesday, will form the basis for draft regulations to amend the Food and Drug Regulations, according to Health Canada, with the goal of restricting ads for children of foods that promote excess intakes of sodium, sugars and saturated fat.

This includes television and digital ads for candy, chips, chocolates and pop drinks that target children under the age of 13.

“Today’s update represents an important first step in restricting the advertising of certain foods and beverages to children to help protect them from the risks of an unhealthy diet, now and later in life,” a Health Canada spokesperson said in a statement.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9649219/junk-food-ad-children-health-canada/

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