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Junk food: Ofcom has estimated that a pre-watershed ad ban will cost £211m a year in lost ad revenues. Photograph: Dan Chung The government has abandoned plans to impose a pre-9pm ban on junk food TV advertising when it unveils its new anti-obesity strategy tomorrow, safeguarding more than £200m a year in TV advertising revenue. In a major victory for the advertising industry and commercial broadcasters, it is thought that the Department of Health has lost the battle to introduce a pre-watershed ban following a series of discussions with other government departments , notably the culture minister, James Purnell, ...
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Greens bid to ban junk food advertising to children appears ...
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown yesterday led off debate on the Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2009 in the Senate, which proposes a ban on junk food and alcohol advertising during peak viewing times of children as well as restrictions on promoting unhealthy food at schools. Both major parties have indicated they are likely to vote against the proposed legislation, however. Senator Brown told the Senate that the lack of support from Labor represented a serious strategic mistake by their strategists as the Greens “have worked hard to expedite important Government legislation in recent months.” ... market research, surveys and trends
Harry Clarke: Junk food taxes?
There are several issues here. Taxes on unhealthy food would fall primarily on the poor who tend to eat less healthy diets – they are regressive. Being poor is associated with eating a poor diet and with being fat . In addition, the demand for food is quite price-inelastic so unrealistically large taxes would be necessary to alter consumption patterns. Further it may not only be the type of food consumed but also its quantity that drives obesity – for many bread is not a junk food but eat a loaf of it a day without an extensive accompanying exercise program and you are likely to have weight problems. Pezzelo’s ... market research, surveys and trends

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Thank to Michelle Obama's crusade to combat children's obesity, major food companies such as PepsiCo and Kraft Foods are changing their products. She is, in fact, "defining defining her role as first lady by taking on the $600 billion food and beverage industries in a quest to end childhood obesity within a generation," observes Kate Andersen Brower of Bloomberg Business Week, in an artticle  entitled, “Michelle Obama’s ‘Spotlight’ on Obesity Enlists Kraft, PepsiCo." "Her lobbying of companies to make products healthier, labels easier to read and limit marketing of unhealthy foods to kids is paying ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
One-third of American diet is junk food and soft drinks: we're ...
An alarming new study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis reveals that Americans are getting nearly one-third of their calories from junk foods: soft drinks, sweets, desserts, alcoholic beverages, and salty snacks. It explains why obesity is rampant, diabetes is epidemic, and chronic disease is skyrocketing: we are a nation of people who are simultaneously overfed and malnourished. In other words, we're getting plenty of calories, but very little nutrition. Shockingly, the average American gets over seven percent of their calories from soft drinks alone -- a situation that most ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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NHS watchdog calls for primetime junk food ad ban
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is calling on the government to introduce an advertising ban on unhealthy foods until after 9pm and a complete ban on trans-fats in England. The government’s advisory body says the bans should be complemented with low-salt products being sold at subsidised rates, and a colour coded labelling system on foods. According to NICE, more than 40,000 Britons die every year because of high levels of salt and fat in their diets. It says that its guidance report, which was commissioned by the government, aims to save tens of thousands of lives by “making small changes across ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Junk food adverts blamed for Scottish children's obesity
A new study shows that a complete ban on junk food advertising could cut Scotland’s troubling childhood obesity levels by as much as 14%. Scottish children were among six countries analysed by scientists from Australia, Sweden and the UK, with the conclusion that food advertising has a significant impact on the eating habits of six to 11-year-olds. Although junk food ads during children’s programmes were banned in 2007, health campaigners say kids are still susceptible to seeing adverts during adult shows before the 9pm watershed and have called for a total ban. The report states that adverts are connected to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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School food environments and the obesity issue: content ...
Apr 17, 2008 ... sponsorship could scupper junk food advertising ban, October 26. [http://www. heartforum.org.uk/News_Media_pressreleases_1795. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Junk Food, Food Advertising at Family Guide
you probably answered, "The last time I watched TV with my child." For veggies, most likely you said, "Never." Food Pyramid: "Junk food" is a term that refers to foods with high fat and/or sugar and few nutrients. However, healthy eating includes all foods in proportion to what you eat overall, not at any one meal or snack. http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Driving these changes is the health crisis faced by today’s children. Many are flunking healthy eating and are physically inactive (see box below). This national epidemic is resulting in earlier onset and increased cases of diabetes, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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D. A Proposal to Ban Junk-Food Advertising to Children..... 538 .... Below, I will argue that an effective ban on junk-food advertising to ...
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Effects of junk food - Yahoo! Answers
Junk food is food that is unhealthy and/or has little or no nutritional value. The term is believed to have been coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972.[1] The term has since come into common usage. Junk food contains high levels of refined sugar, white flour, trans fat and polyunsaturated fat, salt, and numerous food additives such as monosodium glutamate and tartrazine; at the same time, it is lacking in proteins, vitamins and fiber, among other healthy attributes. It is popular with suppliers because it is relatively cheap to manufacture, has a long shelf life and may ...
L.A. schools ban sodas
Los Angeles County school officials voted Tuesday to ban the sale of soft drinks to its 735,000 students amid worries about increasingly overweight children being fed junk food in their schools. Student News Article [ cnn.com ] It's an interesting situation. As public school funding has become harder for schools to come by, they've been more and more friendly towards junk and fast food sponsors. Sometimes the schools must meet certain consumption quotas in order for the companies to agree to sponsor activities. That's a bold move by this district, but likely to be in the best interest of students (their health ...