AUSTRALIAN PARENTS CALL FOR REGULATION OF JUNK FOOD ADS.
A majority of parents in Australia have urged the government to regulate junk food
advertisements, as the commercial are making it harder for them to promote healthy
eating habits among their kids, according to a survey.
The new survey released by consumer group Choice has shown that 8 out of 10
parents want the government to regulate the marketing of junk food to children.
And nearly 9 out of 10 respondents admitted that junk food ads were making it difficult
for them to promote healthy eating at home. However the survey did not reveal whether
parents support a total ban. Choice’s chief executive said that I do not think any parents
wants to deny the occasional treat or sweet or trip to a fast food restaurant.
-DR NAVRAJ SINGH SANDHU