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According to research from the Otago and Auckland Universities, children aged 11 to 13 are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day. The authors call for urgent action to reduce children’s exposure to marketing of unhealthy fo...

The ACT Greens have announced a $5 million plan to tackle childhood obesity ahead of next month's election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (ACT). If successful in next month’s elections for the country’s smallest...

An inquiry ordered by the Prime Minister into last summer's UK riots demands action against aggressive advertising aimed at young people, citing evidence that rampant materialism was an underlying cause of last year's lawlessness. The panel calls for...

A report published on 24 November by the independent charity Public Interest Research Centre and WWF-UK entitled “Think Of Me As Evil?” looks at the impact of advertising on society. It recommends a ban on advertising to children, despite...

On 10 October, the UK Advertising Association (AA) – the tripartite organisation representing advertisers, advertising agencies and the media – released a pledge signed by 17 companies* committing not to employ children aged under 16 to a...

On 12 September Consumers International (CI) published a Manual for monitoring food marketing to children, ahead of the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases, to be held in New York on 19-20 September. The manual, designed for health authorities, co...

On 6 June, the independent Review on the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood entitled “Letting children be children”, authored by Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of Christian charity Mothers' Union, was published. The review was...

On 9 May, the Australian Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), along with other NGOs* called on Australian State and territory governments to adopt legislation restricting all forms of advertising and promotion of unhealthy food and beverages to children. ...