Weight stigma and discrimination: a public health priority

Weight stigma and discrimination: a public health priority

By Dr Stuart W. Flint, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Obesity, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. @DrStuartFlint   Weight stigma refers to “the social devaluation and denigration of people perceived to carry excess weight and leads to prejudice,...
Separating facts from fiction: Six truths about junk food marketing

Separating facts from fiction: Six truths about junk food marketing

1. Junk food adverts significantly influence children’s food choices There is wealth of strong, peer-reviewed evidence proving that the food adverts children see, influence the foods they choose and how much of it they eat. Junk food marketing in particular is linked...
Guest blog: A parent’s view of junk food marketing

Guest blog: A parent’s view of junk food marketing

By Jennifer Hird, parent of four I remember standing on the escalator in a department store when my eldest son was 3; he turned to me and asked if we were going to be buying a particular brand of bathroom cleaner. I was baffled – partly because I had no idea he knew...