and we’re trying to give people swimming lessons.”
Stop #Marketing2Kids
“Marketing is just washing over this country like a tidal wave,
—Dr. Kelly D. Brownell, UConn Rudd Center

Kids can’t form healthy habits when they’re targeted like this. #Marketing2Kids

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The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition

Tell food and beverage companies our kids are not their business

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The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition

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Tell food and beverage companies our kids are not their business

The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition

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Inventory of Position Statements

Many organizations and jurisdictions have released have released policy or position statements that recommend or implement changes to the marketing environments of children:

National

Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention – Consensus Conference

“Restricting marketing to children: Consensus on policy interventions to address obesity”

February 2013

Click here to read the paper


Association of Local Public Health Agencies

“Ban on advertising children under 13 years of age”

November 2013

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Canadian Medical Association

Centres for Science in the Public Interest (Canada)

“Government action to require calorie and sodium levels on restaurant menus and restrict manipulation of children by commercial advertising and promotion”

November 2013

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Childhood Obesity Foundation

“Childhood obesity foundation position statement: restriction of marketing to children and sugar-sweetened beverage taxation”

March 2013

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Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada

“CDPAC position statement: obesity and the impact of marketing on children”

August 2008

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Dietitians of Canada

“Advertising of food and beverages to children: position of Dietitians of Canada”

December 2010

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Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

“Protecting our Children’s Health”

Click here to read the fact sheet


Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee

“Restricting marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children and youth in Canada”

January 2013

Click here to read the statement in English

Click here to read the statement in French


Ontario Medical Association

“An ounce of prevention or a ton of trouble is there an epidemic of obesity in children?

October 2005

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Ontario Public Health Association

“A ban on all commercial advertising targeted to children under thirteen years of age”

2008

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Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

Toronto Board of Health

“Food Advertising to Children: Update”

February 2010

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Click here to view a summary of the above position statements.

International

The World Health Organization

In 2010, the World Health Organization released a set of recommendations on the marketing of food and beverages to children and called upon countries to protect children from marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages.

Click here to view the set of recommendations


Australia’s International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF)

A set of seven principles were developed by an International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF) Working Group to guide action in Australia on changing food and beverage marketing practices that target children.

Click here to view set the principles