Entries by mmgranger

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 […]

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 […]