Act Now to End Targeting of Junk Food Ads to Kids!
What’s the issue?
Kids in the UK are bombarded by junk food ads online - 15 billion a year! These ads manipulate children to crave more, buy more, pester for more, and eat more junk food. Young people’s health is more important than ever, and they’re spending even more time on screens, so we need action now.
What’s the solution?
To end junk food advertising online. And thanks to everyone's successful campaigning, this is what the Government is proposing.
How can we make this happen?
The Government has published its consultation on the proposal to see how the public feel about this policy and what else it might need to cover. We know from past experience that the Government really notices when lots of people respond. So if enough of us do this, it will help make sure the Government holds its nerve!
So what is a consultation?
It’s basically a survey by which the public can give feedback on policy proposals.
And what can YOU do?
Consultations are dense and technical. Bite Back 2030 will submit an official response that covers all the evidence. For you as a member of the public, there is one question that really matters, which is about voicing your support for this policy!
How long will it take?
It can take as little as 2 minutes to respond. You are of course welcome to answer as many questions as you like! Only 3 questions have to be answered, which each have an asterisk (*) next to them, and these are all Yes/No questions. You are welcome to leave all the others blank - except for the one circled above of course! So you’ll mostly just be clicking through ‘Next’ until you get to ‘Submit’.
Go to this link to submit your response.
If you get stuck...
You can watch our short video below to take you through the consultation. You’re also very welcome to email the team with any questions.
Thank you so much!
P.S. The deadline is 22nd December
P.P.S. HFSS stands for high in fat, sugar and salt