Australian Council on Children and the Media

AMA call for ban on advertising junk food to children January 8, 2018

In a position statement released on 7 January, the Australian Medical Association has called for a number of measures to combat the growing obesity problem in Australia. These include a tax on sugary drinks and a ban on the advertising of junk foods to children. The paper states that, 'Advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children influences their preferences and should be prohibited'.

Read the position statement