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The reality of junk food exposure

By Online News - Rereātea

New Zealand children are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals.

The research found children were frequently exposed, across multiple settings, to marketing of unhealthy foods not recommended to be marketed to children.

The researchers are calling for urgent Government action to clean up the junk food advertisements surrounding children to help reduce obesity.