Canada’s falling behind. Several countries worldwide have already restricted marketing to children:
- 2014 Mexico: Restricted food marketing to children on television (during afternoons and weekends) and in theatres showing children’s movies..
- 2014 Brazil: Defined all advertising directed at children up to 12 as abusive. Defined “advertising” as any direct marketing communication with the intention of persuading them to consume products or services.
- 2006 United Kingdom: Banned advertisements for foods high in fat, sugar or sodium (HFSS) in TV programs made for children age four to 15, or that are of particular appeal to that age group.