Protecting children from unhealthy food marketing: learning from the past, ideas for the future.
In light of rising rates of childhood obesity, regulation of unhealthy food marketing to children remains a hot topic, with the UK Government being the latest to consider stricter advertising controls. In contrast to the UK, Australia relies on two food industry initiatives, introduced in 2009 to limit unhealthy food marketing to children.
Approaching the ten-year anniversary of these food industry initiatives, CCNSW along with Sydney Health Law and the Food Governance Node are hosting an event with presentations from University of Wollongong, Obesity Policy Coalition, ACCC, Australian Food & Grocery Council, ACT Health and CCNSW.
The event will highlight the latest research on junk food marketing and the link to children’s health, effectiveness of current food industry initiatives and how the state government can contribute to reducing children’s exposure to unhealthy food advertising.