Parents demand it: A 2011 opinion poll showed that 82% of Canadians wanted government intervention to limit advertising of unhealthy food and beverages to children.
The good news: For the first time, Canada’s Health Minister, Jane Philpott, has it in her mandate to develop and implement restrictions on food and beverage marketing.
This is promising, but it doesn’t mean that sound regulations are a “done deal.”
Organizations that profit from food and beverage marketing to children could easily fight back to reduce the formal coercion around marketing restrictions.
It’s up to us – Canadian families, parents, food security and health advocates — to voice our support for robust restrictions on food and beverage marketing to kids.
We are so close to a big win for Canadian families, but we are not quite there yet…
- Take Action! Send a letter to your MP, saying you support restricting food and beverage marketing to kids in Canada.
- Stay Informed! Watch our past webinars and sign up to receive information re: upcoming webinars.
- Volunteer! We’re looking for young leaders to join our Young Leaders Team!
- Contact Us! to stay informed through regular updates on the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition.
Tell your government to restrict the commercial marketing of foods and beverages to children and youth: