Health chiefs call for worldwide ban on junk food advertising to children

The Courier UK

The World Medical Association (WMA) said that children are spending more time than ever in front of screens as it called for more to be done to tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity.

The WMA, which is holding its annual assembly in Taiwan, said that advertising on social media as well as traditional media play a role in increasing demand for unhealthy foods.

The global health body has set out a series of recommendations setting out how governments can take action to help curb the trend.

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