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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 […]

What If We Didn’t… advertise food to children?

Mic Network “The ethics of advertising anything to children has been long debated; a 1986 study looked at kids’ cognitive responses to advertising, finding younger kids were much more susceptible to advertising. Part of the problem with this marketing is that kids get hooked on food that isn’t great for them. Approximately 1 in 3 […]

What would you do with an extra 5-10 hours a week?

Join us and turn off your screens for Screen-Free Week April 30 – May 6 The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition is proud to endorse 2018 Screen-Free Week—a coordinated effort to encourage millions around the world to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and connect more deeply with the world around […]

Indigenous peoples must look to the past to nourish our children

Globe and Mail Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief of the Cree Nation, a residential school survivor, lawyer, and former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission writes a powerful OpEd published in today’s Globe and Mail on the intergenerational effect of residential schools and shifting food cultures. Littlechild proposes solutions to improve nutrition for Indigenous children including looking […]

How Big Sports Leagues Push Junk Food on Kids

Bloomberg Kids and teens are seeing a lot of junk food ads while they’re watching sports, potentially creating associations between athletic feats and unhealthy fare, according to a new study. Eighteen companies, including Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc., McDonald’s Corp., and General Mills Inc., have signed a pledge as part of the Children’s Food and Beverage […]

76% of sports sponsorships tied to junk food, study says The study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, reveals that 76% of food products shown in ads promoting a sports organization sponsorship are unhealthy and that 52.4% of beverages shown in sports sponsorship ads are sugar-sweetened. Sponsorship was measured by instances in which …

CNN  Cheering on your favorite sports team and snacking on junk food often go hand in hand in the United States, but a new study sheds light on just how intertwined sports and unhealthy foods really are. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, reveals that 76% of food products shown in ads promoting a […]