Entries by Miranda McLellan-Granger

5 actions government can take to protect children from food and beverage marketing

Government action is necessary to protect children from exposure to food and beverage marketing. The federal government has taken a great step forward by committing to introduce restrictions on the commercial marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, but action is also important at the provincial and municipal level. Here are five ways governments […]

Researchers find strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

Medical News Today According to the Federal Trade Commission, the greatest exposure to food advertising in the US for children aged 2-11 years comes from fast-food restaurant chains. In 2009, the fast-food industry spent more than $580 million on child-targeted marketing, with television being the predominant medium…. Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted […]

Ottawa Public Health considers limits on junk foods — even Beavertails

METRO NEWS Ottawa Public Health is asking residents to weigh in on different options to protect kids from junk food… Among the options: banning certain advertisers and certain vendors from city property. “This is part of a broader strategy to help Ottawa residents live healthier lives,” said public health spokesperson Gillian Connelly. “Education alone is […]