Junk-food adverts criticised

2nd May 2003 at 01:00
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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