Encourage your politician to act now to protect children's health
The Government must do more to protect our children's health. Children as young as eight are presenting with high blood pressure and teenagers with a cardiovascular age as high as 60.
In June 2020 the newly elected Government committed to a Public Health (Obesity) Act including restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children.
Ban Junk Brands Marketing to Kids
We know that marketing influences children. As one of our policy proposals in our childhood obesity manifesto, we want the Government to end the daily bombardment of such adverts by regulating online and social media marketing and extending the broadcast ban to 9pm.
Research shows junk food marketing heaps extra calories onto children’s diets. Brands establish and encourage unhealthy eating habits during childhood that will have lifelong consequences, including a much greater risk of heart disease and stroke.