Coalition battles to ban all food and drink advertising to kids in Canada

Metro News-Vancouver

They’re calling junk food the “new tobacco” war… Some of Canada’s largest and most influential health charities — led by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Childhood Obesity Foundation — are girding for a battle they’re comparing to their 1990s campaigns against the cigarette industry. Read more…

Michelle Hauser on childhood obesity: the enemy with a thousand faces

19 July 2016

National Post

Dr. Tom Warshawski, Chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation and Co-Chair of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition, recommends that parents respond to Canada’s increasingly “obesogenic environment” by “cutting through the noise”. Read more…

Study finds junk food ads are leading to heavier kids

McMaster University researchers found that advertisements for junk food increased the amount of unhealthy food and beverage choices that children made. Read more…

Toronto looking to ban ‘unhealthy’ food ads aimed at kids

Metro

On April 25, 2016, the board of health voted to seek support from the federal government to ban commercial advertising to children aged 16 and under. The vote follows a report from the city of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, that noted recommendations to protect children 16 and younger from being exposed to unhealthy eating habits. Read more…