Entries by mmgranger

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 […]

Front-of-package symbols proposed for foods high in sodium, sugar, saturated fat

Waterloo Chronicle The federal government wants to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods with front-of-package warnings on items that contain high levels of sodium, sugar or saturated fat — ingredients linked to chronic health problems like obesity, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Petitpas Taylor was accompanied at the news conference […]

Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media

The Conversation “Social media platforms hold vast data banks on all their users, offering advertisers detailed menus of options for targeting ads. They do so not only with basic demographics such as age or location, but even psychological characteristics and preferences, increasing all consumers’ susceptibility to advertising.Platforms also use children’s data to hone ad targeting. They identify children who are most […]