Nutrition and physical activity

Opinions on banning food advertising to children. In Fact

5 Nov 2014

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) monitors parents and caregivers’ opinions on food marketing to children in the Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS). Results from the 2012 HLS are presented below. Parents and caregivers were asked how much they generally support or oppose a ban on food advertising at times when children watch TV. The response options include “strongly support”, “support”, “neither support nor oppose”.