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  Footy stars in trouble for junk food ads
Updated 27 January 2003, 11.46
David Beckham up against a Sumo wrestler in a Pepsi ad
England footballers are in trouble for promoting crisps and junk food to children.

Fact File
Who advertised what?
Becks: Pepsi and Coca-Cola
Michael Owen: Walkers Crisps
Gary Lineker: Walkers Crisps
Paul Gascoigne: McDonalds
Alan Shearer: McDonalds

A survey by the Food Commission says processed food is saltier than ever before.

Crisps have double the amount of salt than in 1978.

And foods like Dairylea Lunchables and Burger King kids' meals have more salt in one serving than a six-year-old should have in a whole day.

Gary Lineker
Too much salt causes high blood pressure which is bad for your heart.

And David Beckham, Michael Owen and Gary Lineker have all been criticised for their ads for snacks and fizzy drinks.

The Food Commission report says they shouldn't advertise unhealthy food because children look up to sports stars.

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