Entries by Coalition Team

Stop Marketing To Kids Youth Team Recruitment

Are you passionate about social change? Health? Do you want to be part of a movement in Canada working towards restricting harmful food and beverage marketing to children? Then read on! In 2016, the Minister of Health launched a Healthy Eating Strategy as part of the Government’s vision for a healthy Canada that included restricting […]

Would you support a sugar tax?

CBC Radio Maritime Connection  Following the news that the province of Newfoundland & Labrador was introducing a sugar levy in April 2022, Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition co-chair Dr. Tom Warshawski was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Maritimes Connection program to discuss the benefits of a sugar levy. Listen here

What is driving Australians’ unhealthy food habits

Medical Xpress A new online tool brings together the best available data to describe Australia’s food environments, providing a clear picture of the ways that environment drives people, including children, to consume too many of the wrong types of foods. Australian children see more than twice as many ads for unhealthy food compared to healthy […]

Study exposes cognitive vulnerabilities to soft drink advertisements

News Medical Life Sciences  A new study from Flinders University, published in Appetite, found participants who found it difficult to resist sweet drinks compared to non-sweetened control beverages (e.g., water) – were more responsive to the ads than those without these tendencies. The Australian study compared the ability of 127 university-age students (18-25 year olds) […]

Fears junk food regulation chilled by free trade agreements

Stuff NZ  International free-trade agreements threaten to put a “chill” on junk food regulations, experts in NZ say as efforts to combat child obesity have stalled. Global obesity expert Boyd Swinburn, a professor of population nutrition and global health at the University of Auckland, said the trade agreements came through a “very undemocratic, non-transparent process”, […]

The digital world is built on advertising. How do we help kids navigate it?

CNN  Dr. Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioural pediatrician and media researcher at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital writes that adults need to understand the complicated ways that advertising shows up in apps and on video platforms and social media.  In particular, the aspects that aren’t visible, like data collection. Once understood the […]