Junk food ads rife, despite industry report: anti-obesity lobby

A REPORT indicating that just 2.4% of advertisements for junk food are being aired during children’s TV programs has sparked fresh debate about industry self-regulation of junk food advertising.

The Food and Beverage Advertising to Children Activity Report – released this week by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) – found that of the 410 food and beverage ads aired between March and May 2010, 10 were for products with high fat, sugar and salt levels.

But Jane Martin, senior policy