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Further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt and sugar

Summary

We want your views on reducing children's exposure to advertising for products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) on TV and online.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Our aim is to gather views on how the government can reduce children’s exposure to HFSS advertising, to reduce children’s overconsumption of these products.

We want any future advertising restrictions to be focused on HFSS products that are linked to childhood obesity. We also want to encourage brands to make their products healthier.

The consultation document outlines our proposals. The impact assessment considers what the costs to businesses and health benefits would be. We want your views on both documents.

Background

The proposed plans were set out in Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2.

An equality assessment was carried out ahead of this consultation and the government has also published the methodology of the DHSC calorie model.

To inform this consultation, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport appointed Kantar Consulting to conduct research into the levels of advertising to children of HFSS products on broadcast media and online.

Technical errors in the online consultation survey were fixed on Tuesday 19 March and Friday 12 April.

Please see the document below for more details.

Documents

Ways to respond

Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 12 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the consultation document to correct several of the questions, reflecting changes in the online consultation survey. Also published a document outlining what the errors were and how they have been fixed.
  2. Updated with an alert about 2 technical errors in the consultation and the opportunity to resubmit your response if you have already completed the consultation.
  3. A link to the research report from Kantar Consulting has been added to the consultation description.
  4. First published.