The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report calling for “greater monitoring” of “unhealthy food products, especially those high in salt, sugar and fat.” The report asserts that “exposure of children to the online marketing of unhealthy food products” remains “commonplace”—despite the organization’s 2010 recommendations on limiting such exposure—and “urgently calls for developing and implementing a set of tools for monitoring the exposure of children to digital marketing.” The establishment of a tool to monitor exposure could help “strengthen the case to national governments” for stronger measures limiting children’s exposure to digital marketing of “unhealthy products,” WHO states.

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