Stop junk food advertisers in their tracks

Junk food advertisers are targeting Aussie kids with manipulative advertising that encourages unhealthy eating habits and a pathway to poor health. Let’s make life easier for parents and give our kids the best chance to grow into healthy adults.

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Saving Life 2019 campaign

Find out more about our call to the NSW Government to take action on childhood obesity by restricting junk food advertising on public transport. 

 

The latest on junk food marketing

Kids bombarded by ads on their school run

Children are exposed to up to 2800 junk food ads every year on their way to and from school, according to Cancer Council NSW and University of Wollongong research.

UK to protect children from junk food marketing

The UK government has announced a ban on the advertising of foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) being shown on TV and online before 9pm. This is an important step forward in protecting children from the effects of junk food marketing. The evidence that unhealthy food marketing influences children’s food choices is strong yet worldwide governments have been hesitant to step in and protect children.

Resources

Want to know more? Find out what else you can do to stop junk food advertisers targeting our kids and how to help your family establish healthy habits for life.

What is junk food?

Junk food is a term applied to foods and drinks that are high in kilojoules and have added fats, sugars and salt.