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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...

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

How food companies are keeping unhealthy food in the spotlight during the pandemic This simple advice on advertising was oozed by (entirely fictional and utterly callous) advertising legend, Don Draper in Mad Men. While he wasn’t specifically advising brands on how to...