Junk food adverts should be banned before watershed.

Title: Junk food adverts should be banned before watershed.

Source: The Telegraph.

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Date of publication: 7th July 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This article reports on a recent study by Liverpool University’s Institute of Psychology, Health & Society which examined the food preferences of children in North West England.  The study found that young children are more likely to choose fattening and sugary foods after viewing commercials for unhealthy snacks.  The study suggested that the introduction of a watershed for screening such commercials should be considered.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the abstract of the original research paper.  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


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