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A German study commissioned by German health insurer AOK and carried out by academics from the University of Hamburg, claims that the EU Pledge is not effective in protecting children from online advertising and recommends statutory restrictions on food marketing to children based on WHO Europe’s nutrient profile model. The study is based on a review of 301 German websites in the period October-November 2016 and concludes that over 60% of the reviewed websites include at least one element clearly targeted at children between the ages of 6 and 13....

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Germany

An expert panel set up by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), an autonomous unit of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, recommends introducing a ban on advertising of products high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) during on children’s channels and TV programmes as part of a set of measures to tackle obesity. ...

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India

The Labour party revealed that, if elected, it would propose a new strategy to tackle childhood obesity. As part of the strategy, ads of unhealthy products would be banned from all TV shows broadcast before the 21:00 watershed....

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United Kingdom

Jorge Henn, member of the provincial Parliament of Santa Fe, tabled a proposal for a programme called “They are children, not clients: Initiatives against misleading children advertising”. The programme’s objective is to coordinate initiatives and policies at different government levels in order to raise awareness among children and parents of the negative consequences of advertising of unhealthy food on their health....

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Argentina

Today AEf is publishing a comprehensive literature review on digital marketing communications and children, prepared by Dr Barbie Clarke, of...

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Joseph Savirimuthu, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, argues that the revised EU Gen

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LSE

Commercial broadcasters need greater incentives to invest in quality children’s programming as the influx of streaming services means...

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Ad News

Childhood obesity is a very serious health concern that needs addressing urgently given the social and economic costs involved. But...

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EurActiv

With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second — or 1.2 trillion a year — it's a safe bet that many of those doing the...

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