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Lockdown and the impact on child obesity

Lockdown and the impact on child obesity

In recent weeks OHA, and our colleagues at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) have received several requests from journalists for data and comments explaining the impact of lockdown on childhood obesity levels. The simple answer is that we just...

The problem of unhealthy multi-buy promotions online

The problem of unhealthy multi-buy promotions online

By Leia Clifton, Policy Officer, Obesity Health Alliance In the UK, multi-buy promotional offers, such as buy-one-get-one-free and 3-for-2 deals flood our supermarket shelves. This has led us to spend more buying food products on promotion than any other country in...

Junk Food Advertising Online and Children: Five Facts

Junk Food Advertising Online and Children: Five Facts

Here’s the lowdown on the Government’s plans to introduce a total restriction on junk food adverts online. Children currently see a LOT of junk food adverts online Research estimates that children in the UK see over 15 billion adverts for food and drink products that...

Sugar Reduction, What’s the Progress?

Sugar Reduction, What’s the Progress?

By Dr Kawther Hashem, Campaign Lead at Action on Sugar The long-awaited 2019 sugar reduction progress report has been published, reflecting on the last three years of sugar reduction efforts in breakfast cereals, yogurts, chocolate, sweets, just to mention a few...

Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

Why Exercise is Fair Game for Junk Food Brands

By Daniel Hunt, Freelance Consultant in Public Health Policy Given the sheer volume of junk food marketing and promotions we see associated with sport, it’s easy to forget that this type of food is fundamentally unhealthy. For example, at their heart, the energy...