Entries by mmgranger

Child Health Protection Act just the start of healthier food environments for kids

The Toronto Star Excerpt: “This legislation is a huge step forward for child health in Canada, one that all parents should welcome and support.” —Mary L’Abbé, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, University of Toronto. Tweet Suggestions: Include the hashtag #Marketing2Kids in your tweets and tag […]

Seriously, Juice is Not Healthy

The New York Times Excerpts:  “Despite all the marketing and government support, fruit juices contain limited nutrients and tons of sugar. In fact, one 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is roughly what’s in a can of Coke”. “Juice should no longer be served regularly in day care centers and […]

Bill banning marketing of unhealthy food and drink faces final hurdle

Hill Times Excerpt: The lobbyist registry shows that a campaign against the bill has also been raging behind closed doors. Soft drink manufacturers, industry associations, broadcasters and advertisers have been speaking with Senators and MPs about this bill. I say again—why would these groups spend so much time, energy and money on this if marketing […]

Food firms could face litigation over neuromarketing to hijack brains

The Guardian Leading obesity experts are considering litigation against the food industry in the light of emerging research suggesting that junk food marketing could hijack a child’s brain. Neuromarketing is of growing interest to food companies. Fast food, soft drinks and snack companies increasingly interact with children through social media and online games. Some are […]

Get kids in the kitchen early to promote healthy eating

Chronicle Herald Except: Gallant is one of many trying to combat fast food, overly packaged food, overly processed food and the onslaught of fast-food marketing that is making Canada’s kids unhealthy. Andrea Curtis, Toronto author of Eat This!: How Fast-Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back), a playful, paperback guide […]

Young Canadians! Take action against #Marketing2Kids

Fellow Young Canadians, Did you know? Junk food and drink brands have been targeting us since we were little—even before we knew what advertising was. They know if they hook us on their brands while we’re young that we could become lifelong customers. What’s worse is that over 90% of foods marketed to us are […]