Tag Archives: Children’s Food Campaign

Campaigner call for ban on Olympics junk food promotion

THE CO-ORDINATOR of the Children’s Food Campaign Malcolm Clarke has issued a challenge to the new president of the International Olympics Committee.   Upon the election of Thomas Bach, Clark issued a statement calling for Bach to take a more ‘robust and responsible’ approach to the promotion of junk food and drink throughout the international…
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Advertising laws still too soft on junk foods

RULES DESIGNED to clamp down on online advertising  junk food to children have been slammed.   Two years on from extending the non-broadcast advertising rules to cover websites and social media, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is failing children. Food companies also continue to exploit loopholes and advertise junk foods to children online, even though…
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Little nudges make a big push

FOODSERVICE BUSINESSES can take a lesson from giants like Coke and Asda in encouraging consumers to make healthier choices.                           In 2010 the top 10 UK food manufacturers spent just shy of £500m on advertising aimed at encouraging people to buy, among other…
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Nutrition trends going wrong way

THE GOVERNMENT has published its annual “Family Food” survey, which campaigners say shows worrying trends in terms of nutrition.   The survey provides statistics on food purchases by type of food and also estimates of nutrient content.   Most concerning is the decline in purchases of fruit and vegetables, down 10% in 2011 compared to…
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‘The Obesity Games’

JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate sponsors like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola has undermined the positive health legacy from this year’s Olympics.…
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