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Australia’s solution to defining junk food

New Cancer Council research shows that Australian government-designed criteria works well for identifying unhealthy food that shouldn’t be marketed to children. Now it must be used for government regulation to protect children from junk food marketing.

Fast food companies found out for player of the day vouchers

Cancer Council NSW recently complained to Ad Standards about vouchers for fast food being awarded to children for their sports achievements. These complaints about the pizza, burger and ice cream chains were upheld, with Ad Standards agreeing that these unhealthy foods should not have been promoted to kids in this way.

Fame and Shame 2020

It's that time of the year again. Parents' Voice have just named the annual winners of the Fame and Shame Awards. The awards raise awareness of the marketing techniques the food industry uses to promote unhealthy foods and drinks to children. And they also recognise the campaigns that do a good job by promoting healthy food and activity to children.

Junk food ads on our school buses

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.

YouTube influencers as young as three endorse unhealthy brands

Young children see unhealthy food and drink brands on YouTube through kid influencers. These influencers, as young as 3 years old, generate millions of likes while interacting with unhealthy branded items, particularly fast food and confectionery.

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