Junk food TV adverts to be banned before 9pm in the UK
This comes about as obesity levels rise throughout the country
The UK government is to impose a ban on junk food adverts being shown before 9pm in the UK as a way to combat rising obesity levels throughout the country.
This announcement comes about following Prime Minister Boris Johnson stating that obesity, which affects more than a quarter of UK adults, has to be tackled.
In addition to this, there will also be new rules on online promotion. A total ban on online adverts was proposed last year, but this has been scaled back after more discussions.
It is no secret that the world's population as a whole are consuming more food than ever before. In the UK alone, the population's weight has risen drastically since the early 1990s, with more than 60% of the adult population now overweight or obese, according to NHS Digital.
Problems often begin in childhood and with those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, which is why the government is trying to promote healthier foods.
Tackle Britain's mental health crisis first
However, as many people have pointed out, it seems a little counteractive for the government to focus so intently on the obesity crisis in the UK, without first tackling the growing mental health and poverty crisis.
Journalist and author Daisy Buchanan summarised it well.
As did journalist Lauren Bravo...