Consumer groups campaign for restrictions on junk food advertising

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 10th April 2008

More than 50 consumer groups worldwide are uniting to seek a stricter code for marketing junk food to children. They are wanting to restrict internet and television advertising campaigns and trying to ban the use of celebrities and cartoon characters from use in junk food marketing campaigns.

Australia’s Choice are endeavouring to persuade the Federal Government  to support the campaign but the Health Minister’s spokesman has indicated that it will not even come under consideration until later in the year.