Nutrition and obesity
Unhealthy food marketingAccording to the Australian Cancer Council, reducing children’s exposure to harmful food marketing is necessary to prevent obesity.
While some countries, such as the United Kingdom and Australia have introduced codes of practice on when foods can be advertised on television, it is argued that much stricter regulations are needed as the current practices have not been shown to be effective. What is your opinion?“Systematic reviews have found that children do not understand the persuasive intent of food marketing; that food marketing influences children’s food preferences and generates positive beliefs about the foods advertised; and food marketing influences children’s purchase requests and ultimately children’s food consumption” (Position statement – Food marketing to children (Australian Cancer Council)
- What do you think should be done to protect children from unhealthy food marketing?
Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living
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