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Australia: The indigestible truth about junk food ads and our kids

The indigestible truth about junk food ads and our kids

An editorial in the Age says that the paper is normally opposed to the “Nanny State” taking control of our lives. However, it acknowleges that with obesity, the government’s appoach of educating the community about healthy lifestyles hasn’t worked.  The paper is now considering whether junk food advertising aimed at children should be banned, or at least restricted.

It warns: “Unless we take more aggressive action, an obesity epidemic could be another public-health disaster just over the horizon. Prevention is better than cure. The best way to prevent obesity may well include developing a better way to market food and drink treats which, consumed in excess, can cause so much unhappiness.”

Read more: The Age, 10 June 2007

Published on June 10, 2007 in Australian news