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NZ: Parents want ban on junk food TV ads to kids – Peak Group survey

Parents want ban on television advertising of unhealthy foods to children, survey shows

A new survey shows that a large majority of New Zealand parents and grandparents would like to ban television advertising of unhealthy food and drink products to children.

A group of leading health agencies surveyed 400 parents and grandparents of children under 13 years. Eighty-two percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that advertising unhealthy products ‘using ads appealing to children’ should be stopped. And just over half felt that their children’s requests for particular food or drink products were ‘moderately’ or ‘very’ influenced by advertising.

Read more: News, National Heart Foundation, 18 Feb 2008

Read the survey (PDF)

Read more: NZ Herald, 18 Feb 2008

Read more: Press release, Green Party / Scoop, 18 Feb 2008

Read more: Press release, NZ Government, 18 Feb 2008

Published on February 18, 2008 in New Zealand news