Candy in the UK may have to stop putting cartoon characters on their . Health groups said food companies use from Peppa Pig and Disney on . The companies do this to get children to buy chocolate and candies. The groups said 51 per cent of products using cartoon characters were for children. The products fell below the needed to advertise on children's TV . They were very high in fat, sugar and salt. The groups want the to ban the use of these characters to sell sweets to children.
The groups trying to get the are Action on Sugar, Action on Salt and the Children's Food Campaign. They looked at the in 526 products. The wrapping had cartoon characters to attract children. The Peppa Pig Candy Bites were among the products. These were 99 per cent . A nutritionist from the Action on Sugar , said: "It's that companies are exploiting the health of our children by using cartoon characters on their -sugar food and drink products, on chocolates and sweets, which are already to resist for children."