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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...

A new study from Cancer Research UK finds that TV adverts for sweets, crisps and fast food have a real influence on children’s perceptions, eating habits and food choices. The study concludes that exposure to such adverts must be addressed in o...

According to a poll carried out by market research agency Newspoll for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government, over 80% of people living in Canberra are in favour of statutory restrictions on the marketing of “unhealthy” food p...

Birmingham City University lecturer Mel Wakeman is campaigning to remove “junk food” products from supermarket checkouts as such marketing practice promotes “pester power”.  “When it comes to the power of pestering...

An academic study published in the October issue of the Journal Appetite and entitled: “Child as change agent. The potential of children to increase healthy food purchasing” found that parents are frustrated by the supermarket environment...

In a new report, Cancer Council New South Wales (NSW) urges the Government to introduce tougher regulations on food marketing to children, following the results of a survey which found that almost three quarters of parents support a ban on “jun...

On 22 May, Tesco announced that it will become the first British retailer to remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts across the full range of its stores by the end of December 2014. This decision follows research which found that 65% of shoppers...

In an academic study entitled: “The proportion of unhealthy foodstuffs children are exposed to at the checkout of convenience supermarkets”, researchers from the University of Sheffield found that 89% of the products available at the chec...

In January, the German global discount supermarket chain Lidl became the first supermarket in the UK to introduce a ban on sweets and chocolate bars at the checkouts of all of its 600 UK stores following a survey among consumers revealing that 66% of...

A campaign called Junk Free Checkouts was launched on 16 September to force supermarkets to stop selling sweets near the tills. The initiative, announced by the British Dietetic Association and the Children’s Food Campaign, comes as a nationwid...

In a comprehensive report released on 4 March entitled “No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy”, a panel set up by the Ontario government recommends to ban the marketing of ‘high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, beverages and snacks...

On 15 November, Health Promotion International released an academic study entitled “A mixed-method examination of food marketing directed towards children in Australian supermarkets”, funded by the University of Newcastle. It revealed tha...

In an article published online by the Public Health Nutrition Journal, authors found that companies actively target children through the use of sports figures on food and beverage products and that most of these products are “unhealthy”. ...