Food marketing impacts children’s food behaviours, preferences and health. Despite this the food industry spends millions on marketing unhealthy food to children via TV, social media, internet, packaging and sponsored events. This promotes unhealthy food sales and profit, but not health.
Higher standards are needed to protect tamariki from the food industry’s aggressive unhealthy food marketing.
See, Evidence snapshot of unhealthy food advertising, here.
Tamariki/children are exposed too:
- Over 27 food advertisements daily
- Two times as many unhealthy vs healthy food advertisements.
- 1.5-2 times more unhealthy food marketing than European children.
We are partnering with Healthy Auckland Together (HAT), Hapai te Hauora and University of Auckland to ask government to set stronger standards for food marketing in all settings and media. We are partnering with Healthy Auckland Together (HAT), Hapai te Hauora and University of Auckland to ask government to set stronger standards for food marketing in all settings and media.
See Cancer Society support of the joint 2021 HCA food advertising letter here.
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For more information- Cancer Society, Food environment and Cancer Infographic (TBC)- Cancer Society, Food Environment and Cancer Video (TBC)- See our Cancer Society, Diet and Cancer Position Statement (updated 2020).