“We need to do this, because currently, our children are being deluged by junk food advertising which is harmful,”Dr Scamps said.
Dr Scamps told the Financial Review that Australian children were exposed to over 800 junk food ads on Tv alone every year.
“Right now, a quarter of our children are already on the path to chronic disease because they are over the healthy weight range,” the independent MP said.
“The current restrictions are not strong enough, and self-regulation is just not working.
“If we continue to stand by while children are deluged by junk food advertising on social media and on TV, then we are failing them.”
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