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Your child's phone is a junk food marketer

Updated Friday 21st July 2017
This article is a part of our 'Centre for Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing' collection, and is filed under

There are some laws against marketing junk food to children and young people on television, but those rules don't apply online. So where do kids see junk food marketing online? Let's find out...

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