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Nutrient Profiling

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has accepted the nutrient-profiling model recommended by the Food Standards Agency. (77574)

The Government's manifesto includes a commitment to help parents by restricting further the advertising and promotion to children of those foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar.

The Department believes that the nutrient profiling model, developed by the Food Standards Agency for use by Ofcom, provides a scientific and objective base for underpinning regulatory intervention in relation to television advertising to children.