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NZ: Health expert supports regulation of food ads

A health academic has slammed media attempts to change the Public Health Bill. The Bill could allow regulation of television food advertising if self-regulation by the industry fails.

Professor Robert Beaglehole told Parliament’s health committee that the health of young New Zealanders was more important than profits. He doesn’t believe that self-regulation by the food and advertising industries is working.

“I want self-regulation, and if necessary regulation, to serve the health of children. We need governments to be responsive to the health needs, particularly of the most vulnerable,” he said.

Read more: NZPA/Stuff, 1 May 2008

Published on May 1, 2008 in New Zealand news