The UK government has announced a ban on the advertising of foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) being shown on TV before 9pm and online. 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.
Ten years on from the introduction of self-regulation junk foods continue to be advertised to children.
About 200,000 NSW children use the train or bus daily. On these journeys they are exposed to plenty of advertising.
It's no surprise to us, but Kinder Surprise targeted kids with an interactive game on a digital billboard.
Kids are obsessed with 'minions' and anything to do with the Despicable Me movie franchise and unfortunately junk food companies take advantage of this obsession.
Irish Heart released a report in 2016 'Who's feeding the kids online?' highlighting how junk food companies are using sneaky underhanded tactics to get to children through digital media.