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There have been rumours this week that Government is considering a delay or U-turn on banning multi-buy deals on #junkfood.

This would be a #FalseEconomy.

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These regs were brought in to tackle #obesity. During Covid-19 obesity rates have risen dramatically & the NHS is under more pressure than ever. There's an urgent need for Govt to introduce evidence-based policies to help.
Source: our #data dashboard… [2/6]
Junk food multi-buys are well-known to encourage unnecessary unplanned purchases & therefore ⬆️spending.

The Govt’s own figures show they increase the amount of food purchased by 22%. Allowing retailers to continue to use them won’t help with the cost of living crisis [3/6]
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THREAD. 1. New research shows @DHSCgovuk #childhoodobesity plan proposals to restrict advertising on TV, online, social media and price offers are exactly the areas 11-19 most recall, & could be useful contribution to tackling this issue.
2. Current regulations meant to protect children from seeing all this marketing are often failing, & even when breaches of rules are exposed, as with @KelloggsUKI & Pringles ad on #PEWithJoe this week, @ASA_UK lets companies off the hook…
3. Meanwhile, we've been even more of a captive audience for new #junkfood marketing tactics during lockdown, as this excellent blog from @CernyCaroline at @OHA_updates eloquently and brilliantly explains:
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