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Cancer charity rates TV shows in terms of junk food advertising

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e883 (Published 03 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e883
  1. Melissa Sweet
  1. 1Sydney

An Australian cancer charity has launched an interactive online tool so that parents can identify which television shows have the most and least advertising of junk food.

Cancer Council NSW has also designed the Fat Free TV Guide (www.fatfreetv.com.au) as an advocacy tool, encouraging users to send emails or videos to television station executives.

The website says: “Pick a program and you’ll not only find out how many junk food ads are in popular TV shows, you’ll also see how much …

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