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Junk-food adverts criticised

CHILDREN under five should be protected from adverts promoting junk food and fizzy drinks, MPs will be told next week. Debra Shipley, Labour MP for Stourbridge, wants to use a 10-minute Rule Bill to ban advertising of food and drink during television programmes aimed at pre-school children.

Cadbury has been criticised for a scheme where schools obtain sports equipment in return for vouchers printed on chocolate wrappers.

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