Our 2018 audit of 90 buses on designated school bus routes, in Sydney NSW, found 72% of food and drink advertisements on school buses were promoting unhealthy products and only one food advertisement featured whole foods — a fresh fruit ad.
Fast food meals and sugary drinks were the most frequently advertised junk food.
This repeated exposure to junk food ads is contradicting the healthy messages being taught at school and home.
Cancer Council NSW calls on the NSW government to remove junk food advertising from state-owned property including buses, trains and train stations. This will improve the food environment and protect children from being bombarded with unhealthy food ads when they travel to and from school.