Entries by mmgranger

Junk food ads to be banned in all London tube stations from next year, says Sadiq Khan

Independent News A great display of leadership by London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan. On Friday, the city announced that as of February 2019, the city of London (England) will ban junk food advertising across all public transportation network.  “It’s clear that advertising plays a huge part in the choices we make, whether we realise it or not, and Londoners […]

Canadian Common Sense – Bill S-228

Global News Radio A great interview with one of our Coalition’s Co-Chairs, Dr. Tom Warshawski talking about the concerns around food and beverage marketing to children and the Senate delay. Listen here… Sample Tweet: Retweet Albert Policy Coalition

The Big Squeeze: Inside the fight over juice in Canada’s Food Guide

Great investigative article by Ann Hui exposing Big Food/Big Juice’s lobby tactics and efforts to propagate industry-funded research to justify juice within the Canadian Food Guide and broader Healthy Eating Strategy.  Quote from Dr. David Hammond: “I would say [the juice industry] is acting equally as forcefully as tobacco companies to protect their interests”.  Sample […]

Child rights: the right approach for governments to protect children from harmful marketing

Summary of a UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on NCDs on 27 September 2018, where governments agreed to address non-communicable diseases (NCD) with “robust laws and fiscal measures.” The UN meeting concluded with a Political Declaration that took a right-base approach to childhood obesity and NCD prevention.  Read here…  Sample Tweet: Retweet NCD Child

Happy Meal: Lawsuit

CTV Montreal McDonald’s is the subject of a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that McDonald’s marketing to children violates Quebec’s Consumer Protection Laws. Segment includes interview with Coalition member, Corinne Voyer, Director of Coalition Poids. Additional Coverage: Huffington Post