CBC Radio Coalition co-chair, Dr. Tom Warshawki on CBC radio’s The Current with Hannah Brinsden of the World Obesity Federation discussing childhood obesity and reasonable policy interventions to protect children’s rights to health. You can listen to the interview here.
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Coalition Poids Study Coalition Poids released their study to show how much marketing to kids is still present in Quebec. Quebec’s Loi sur la protection du consommateur du Québec, prohibits advertising aimed at children, but excludes packaging, displays and display cases. Coalition Poids’ study found that more than 90% of products with characters and images […]
The Conversation Sugary drink taxes if combined with “snack taxes” may also help to reduce obesity and diabetes in the long term – as supported by a recent study published in the British Medical Journal. Read article here. You can read that study here.
Food Navigator Germany plans to implement a national voluntary food labelling scheme in the coming year. Food Minister Julia Klockner said, “Consumers expect above all a summary rating that gives quick orientation.” The system was developed in France where it is mandatory. Read article here.
The Hill Even though the dangers of sugary drinks may be well-understood, confusing labelling and misleading marketing are undermining parents’ best intentions to make the right choices for their children. Read article here.
Medical XPress Industry has unduly influenced the regulations for TV advertising of unhealthy foods to children, likely weakening legislation in this area, argue doctors in an analysis, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Read article here. You can read the study here.
CMAJ An article by Nancy Greene Raine and Dr. Norm Campbell outlining the fate of Bill S-228 and why protecting our children from marketing of unhealthy foods must remain a priority this election Read here..
US News A panel of experts from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Heart Association, under the leadership of nutrition research organization Healthy Eating Research have issued new guidance on what children should drink to best set them up for healthy […]
New York Times A New York Times exposé on the activities of the International Life Sciences Institute, the food/agricultural industry lobby group that poses as a scientific organisation and has been quietly infiltrating government health and nutrition bodies around the world. Read article here.
The Conversation Recent research showed New Zealand children were exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day (27 junk food, 12 alcohol, and seven gambling ads). Exposure was measured by 168 children wearing automated cameras that captured images every seven seconds every waking hour for four days. Read more here.
- The Current with Laura Lynch: Childhood ObesityOctober 7, 2019 - 10:36 pm
- Coalition Poids: Review Food Advertising Children in QuebecOctober 7, 2019 - 10:29 pm
- Sugary drinks tax is working – now it’s time to target cakes, biscuits and snacksOctober 7, 2019 - 10:17 pm
- Germany plans to introduce Nutriscore: ‘This is a milestone in nutrition policy’October 1, 2019 - 10:18 pm