4th July - Government confirms free school meals for all 4-7 year olds will continue.
Those are the fruits of our big campaign win with the Committee of Advertising Practice from last year; and another major campaign success of recent
years saved from being reversed.
6th July- Chris Bryant MP launches public survey to ask whether he should introduce a Bill into Parliament stopping junk food ads from being shown
on TV before 9pm.
This is a fabulous opportunity to make progress on tackling one of the most glaring loopholes in the current rules, which allows children to be exposed
to many junk food ads whilst watching their favourite prime-time TV shows. Chris Bryant has come top of the ballot for MPs hoping to try to introduce
a new law on a subject of their choice. The MP has produced a shortlist of potential Bills, and – together with Jamie Oliver and Cancer Research
UK – we have successfully made the case for junk food marketing to be one of them. Now the MP has opened it up to the public to help him decide.
1) Junk food ads on TV
For Chris Bryant MP to choose to pursue a pre-9pm junk food TV ad ban, we need to get as many votes as possible for it in his poll. And even better
if some of the votes come from people in his constituency in Rhondda too; though you are allowed to vote wherever in the UK you live.
2) Operation Eagle Eye
All you need to know on the new junk food marketing rules - read our guide.
Send us any examples of junk food advertising appealing to children which you or children see. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with #operationeagleeye
We are about to start recruiting for a Parents’ Jury: our new initiative aimed at giving parents a greater voice in influencing and improving the food
environment their children grow up in. We’re asking people to register their interest and we'll then email with full joining details shortly.
Help spread the word - promote www.sustainweb.org/parentsjury via social media and tell your friends or colleagues about it.
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