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Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

By Louis Gore-Langton

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including print, cinema and online social media.

Is obesity caused by junk food? One study says

Junk food not the biggest culprit for obesity: Study

By Hal Conick

While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk food and obesity.

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

Court-appointed panel split over junk food ban near schools

By Ankush Chibber

Banning junk food near schools, one of India’s biggest and long-running public health issues, seems like it will continue some more after industry officials and health activists on a court–appointed panel were unable to forge a common direction. 

32% of Irish consumers say they would be more likely to shop at stores where junk food at checkouts is banned

Irish NGO calls for sweet-free checkouts

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Irish NGO Safefood has called on supermarkets to make checkouts ‘sweet-free zones’ as part of its campaign to tackle childhood obesity.

The ‘Junk Free Checkouts’ campaign calls on government to ban unhealthy snacks from checkouts and queuing areas. Photo courtesy of the Children’s Food Campaign

Junk-free checkout campaign launched

By Rick Pendrous

A new campaign is being launched today (September 16) urging supermarkets to permanently remove unhealthy snacks from checkouts and queuing areas.

Indian schools to ban junk food in 2013

Indian schools to ban junk food in 2013

By Ankush Chibber

Junk food will be banned from sale in and around Indian schools after India’s food agency indicated it would follow guidance from a local court to restrict their availability.

Junk Food Babes

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Junk Food Babes

If education is meant to deliver knowledge and wise choices, why
are we doing so little to educate our children about food?

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