Julia Hartley-Brewer gets frustrated with doctor Neena Modi over junk food ad ban

Julia Hartley-Brewer gets frustrated with Royal College of Paediatrics' Neena Modi over banning junk food adverts

Online adverts for junk food are to be banned

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer got rather frustrated with a leading doctor this morning in a debate over junk food adverts.

Following news that online adverts for fatty food and drink aimed at children are to be banned, Julia invited Neena Modi, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, on her show to discuss the issue.

Modi suggested that the online ban is a good start, but much more must be done.

When Julia suggested we run the risk of becoming a nanny state if we push this issue too far, Modi said "we as a society and as adults have a duty of care to our children and that is not being a nanny state."

Listen to the heated debate to find out more