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JUNK FOOD ADVERTS AND TACKLING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1498: tabled on 09 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Advertising Standards Authority's decision to ban product advertisements from Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies targeting junk food at children online as they are considered high in fat, salt or sugar; recognises that these measures constitute vital progress towards reducing the burden of pester power on parents’ nutritional decisions; notes the importance of considering habits to inform potential changes to levels of advertisement exposure across all media platforms; commends wider implementation and consultations of the childhood obesity plan tackling the obesity epidemic in the UK with the introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy on sugar reduction, daily active mile in schools and banning the sale of sweets at checkouts; and calls on the Government to provide progress updates on its calorie reduction policies and clear food labelling.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.