Food Navigator In its latest annual Programme for Government published last week, the Scottish Government included measures to bring forward a bill restricting the promotion and marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt and saturated fat. The proposed bill will also aim to protect children, plans to extend current restrictions for non-broadcast advertising […]
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The Guardian People who regularly consume soft drinks have a higher risk of an early death, researchers have found, with the trend seen for both sugared and artificially sweetened drinks. Once factors such as body mass index, diet, physical activity, smoking and education were taken into account, there was a 17% higher risk of […]
CTV News Calgary Child advocacy group Children First Canada has compiled a list of the top 10 threats to Canadian children, including obesity and food insecurity, and is calling for the creation of an independent commission to ensure the rights and well-being of youth. Watch and read coverage from CTV News Calgary here.
TVO Marion Nestle the author of Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, notes that the average consumer can find it hard to differentiate between between industry-funded nutrition studies and independent ones, and she believes that the public needs to be educated about the sources of nutrition research to make […]
Food Dive Charlene Elliott, a researcher at the University of Calgary found most foods in Canada targeted to children haven’t nutritionally improved despite World Health Organization guidelines restricting marketing based on sugar, fat and salt content. She concluded stricter marketing guidelines are needed for children’s food products. Read Food Dive brief here. You can read […]
The Age (Victoria, Australia) Junk food companies have been accused of targeting children on their way to school as pressure mounts on the Victorian government to ban ads on state-owned property. More than a quarter of the ads children pass on the train as they head to school are for unhealthy foods including chips, doughnuts […]
CTVnews.ca Of the 12 jurisdictions covered by an analysis of 400,000 packaged food and drink products, Canada led the pack when it came to sodium content. Canadian packaged foods averaged 291 milligrams of sodium per 100 grams of food or beverage, ahead of the U.S. at 279 milligrams per 100 grams. Read article here. You […]
GD.com UK nutritionist Hannah Skeggs explores the impacts of advertising high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products to children. Despite increasing airtime given to health campaigns, advertisements for less healthy products still dominate airtime. A recent survey of 7-11 year olds by Cancer Research & University of Liverpool found that each hour children spent watching […]
The Independent UK School food policy has failed to sustain quality nutrition – particularly in secondary schools. Researchers from the Jamie Oliver Foundation were alarmed to find many schools are still serving high-fat and sugary foods at break and lunch – including pasties, pizza, doughnuts, muffins and cookies, often in large portion sizes. Read article […]
Berkeley Media Studies Group Junk food and soda companies often aggressively market their least healthy items to low-income communities and communities of color, especially youth — the very groups that have been the hardest hit by the current epidemic of nutrition-related disease. Read blog post 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