Entries by jon valade

Guess what: advertising to kids sells food products

Food Politics | Marion Nestle “It never occurred to me that we needed more research to prove that advertising to kids makes them want food products, pester their parents to buy the products, say they like the products, and actually eat the products”. Read blog here… Retweet Marion Nestle

Reaction to Canada’s new Food Guide

CBC News  – Metro Morning Canada’s new Food Guide is a big departure from previous ones, featuring meat and dairy less prominently than in the past. The new food guide rather focuses on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins, water as your drink of choice. Listen to a great interview with Nick Saul, President and […]

Increasing Disparities in Unhealthy Food Advertising Targeted to Hispanic and Black Youth

UConn Rudd Centre The UConn Rudd Center released a report that found that restaurants and food and beverage companies increasingly target Black and Hispanic youth with advertising for their least nutritious products, primarily fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snacks. For the report, researchers used Nielsen syndicated market research data to analyze companies’ food-related TV […]

Food industry outcry reshapes children’s ad rules 

Globe and Mail “The pushback has already prompted Health Canada to make a number of changes to proposals it put forward – including dropping a prohibition against sponsorship of children’s’ sports. Also, it will restrict ads only in TV programs where children make up a certain percentage of the audience…” Read article here…. Retweet Community Food […]

Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy

New York Times Coca-Cola and other multinational food and beverage companies have influenced public health policy in China to focus on exercise and strategically omit recommendations about cutting back ultra-processed foods and sugary beverages. Coca-Cola and other industry giants such as Nestle, McDonald’s, PepsiCo. and Yum! brands fund a group called the International Life Sciences […]

Study finds that advertisements contribute to children’s consumption of sugary cereal 

The Dartmouth  Children aren’t pestering their parents for sugary cereal just because of the taste. A new study by a team of researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine found that television advertisements aimed at young viewers are contributing to preschoolers’ consumption of high-sugar cereals.  “Children don’t have the mental and cognitive capacity to critically […]