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Junk food TV adverts to be banned before 9pm watershed

Mar 04, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

JUNK food television adverts will be banned before 9pm in a bid to tackle childhood obesity under new Government plans, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, is poised to announce a consultation on a watershed amid concerns that adverts are "shaping" preferences for junk food "from a young age".

Ministers have warned that, despite restrictions on advertising around children's television programmes, children are still being exposed to "significant amounts...