New food marketing to children ban in place in Taiwan

Taiwan has introduced restrictions on food marketing to children to curb the 8,000 junk food ads kids see every year. Advertisements for unhealthy food are no longer permitted on children’s channels between 5pm and 9pm. Unhealthy foods are defined as foods with more than 30% of the total calorie count, more than 10% calories in saturated fat, more than 10% calories in added sugars or over 400mg sodium per serving. The promotion of toys with food is also banned.

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