17 May 2021
BSPD welcomes ban on online advertising of ‘harmful’ foods
The announcement in the Queen’s Speech this month that advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is to be restricted from April of next year is
welcomed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. New legislation will introduce an outright ban on online promotions and a watershed of 9pm for TV advertisements; BSPD hopes the restrictions will reduce children’s exposure to advertising of products that are contributing to unacceptably high levels of childhood obesity and dental decay, especially in areas of greatest deprivation.