Friday, February 23, 2007
The Guardian reports that more government regulation of junk food advertising may be on the way in the wake of Ofcom's new TV rules aimed at protecting children from the effects of what it has defined as less than nutritional goodies. Health minister Caroline Flint says, "We now look to the Committee of Advertising Practice to put in place similar rules for other media such as cinema, magazines and the internet." Read more in a Guardian article here. Read Ofcom's statement on the television advertising of food and drink products to children here.