Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has announced that it will ban advertising for unhealthy foods and drinks that are aimed at children and adolescents via TV, radio, social media, websites, applications, cinemas and newspapers.
Products included in the ban range from chocolate and candy, to cookies, desserts, juices and ice creams, among others.
As such, Garzón has opted to use a decree as a tool reduce the “alarming” rates of childhood obesity in Spain.
He explained that the regulation of such advertising would not, as he had initially planned, be controlled using the “Nutri-Score” system.
This traffic-light rating for food and drink is based on nutritional values but has not been without controversy.
Social media, applications, the internet and the printed press will not feature advertising aimed at the under-16s.
“In Spain, one in every three children is overweight or obese,” the Consumer Affairs Ministry stated on Twitter. »