Researchers from Cancer Research UK and Stirling University questioned 3, British youngsters aged 11 to 19 about their television viewing and what they had eaten over the past month.
A huge thank you to everyone that signed! Since then, the UK government have responded, and on June 25th they launched a new childhood obesity strategy. Achieving that would make a difference to millions of young people, and in the long term start to ease the huge burden that obesity is putting on the NHS.
What we must now do is pull out all the Junk food industry and obesity to get through the consultancy phase rapidly and actually make this happen. The health of our kids depends on this strategy becoming a reality as soon as possible.
We are currently bombarded with unhealthy food at almost every turn, so it is great that measures such as tackling temptation at tills are being addressed as a part of this strategy.
Although some shops have already done this, there are many others that are endlessly pushing confectionary at the checkout — it needs to be a level playing field and all shops should be included in this action. Finding out what is in the food that we are eating and feeding our families can be a minefield — we need to do everything that we can to support the public in making informed choices.
It is really encouraging to see that mandatory, clear calorie labelling in out of home eating is in the new strategy. These commitments will need to be matched by a determination from Government across departments, from the food industry and from parents to raise a generation who really understand what healthy eating is, and just how important it is to our well-being.
Although this is very promising, it is just a start. We must not get bogged down in lengthy consultations. Will you put a 9pm junk food advertising watershed in, so families can watch TV without being bombarded by unhealthy food adverts?
What will you do to restrict big-brand discounts and checkout promotions of junk food which are high in fat, sugar and salt?
Included in chapter 2: YES What chapter 2 says: We intend to ban price promotions, such as buy one get one free and multi-buy offers BOGOFs or unlimited refills of unhealthy foods and drinks in the retail and out of home sector through legislation.
We intend to ban the promotion of unhealthy food and drink by location at checkouts and the end of aisles and store entrances in the retail and out of home sector through legislation.
We will seek to extend a similar approach to online shopping and the out of home sector ahead of checkout. NO What chapter 2 says: There are no current plans to place a ban on using brand equity and licensed characters, cartoon characters and celebrities to promote HFSS products.
The NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit will continue to review the evidence base of the effect of marketing and advertising on children, including in these areas.
Will you protect our kids from online junk food adverts that target them based on where they are, and what they like doing? Will the government contribute funding to a national advertising and marketing strategy that directly promotes vegetables to children and aims to increase their consumption of vegetables?
Will you invest in community cooking lessons in areas of food poverty, especially for parents of young children? To provide the public with the nutritional information they need to make healthier choices wherever they choose to eat we will introduce legislation to mandate consistent calorie labelling in England for the out of home sector.
Will the government ban restaurants from making bottomless fizzy drinks available to children? Given that the public seem to be fully behind it, will you bring in a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s everywhere? We will consult before the end of on our intention to introduce legislation to end the sale of energy drinks to children by all retailers.Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity.
The study was conducted via a nationwide. To ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, we must remove obstacles to health.
1 In the United States, junk food marketing to children is one of those obstacles because it encourages unhealthy diets and, ultimately, fuels disease.
Such marketing is also a racial and health equity issue because junk food .
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Feb 24, · On the evening of April 8, , a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. ARE YOU PREPARED TO RESTRICT JUNK FOOD MARKETING?
What we asked: Will you put a 9pm junk food advertising watershed in, so families can watch TV without being bombarded by unhealthy food adverts?