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More than 90 NGOs  including the Alliance for healthy diet and the Network for children rights in Mexico have publicly called on the Mexican Football Federation, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and...

A lawsuit filed on 4 January in California alleges that Coca-Cola and its trade group, the American Beverage Association, deceived and confused the public—including children—about science that links sugar-sweetened beverages to chronic il...

A new academic study by Harvard researchers published in the Journal of Pediatrics finds that adolescents who spend more than five hours a day on screen devices (tablets, smartphone and computers) are 43% more likely to suffer from obesity compared w...

A new policy brief from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity shows that food advertising viewed by children decreased by 4% between 2014 and 2015, continuing a downward trend first observed from 2013 to 2014. According to the brief ...

On 27 July, the Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria), a coalition of organisations aiming to tackle obesity in Mexico, claimed Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé breached their international commitment on advertising to child...

A group of global and national public health NGOs led by the US-based Center for Science in the Public Interest sent an open letter to the CEOs of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo and their investors urging them to “begin exercising their corporate respon...

According to a report entitled The TV Water Shortage, 64% of beverages shown in popular UK children’s TV programmes are soft drinks, juices and squash while plain water hardly ever appears in those programmes. The study commissioned by the Nat...

On 22 October, Public Health England (PHE), an autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health, released a series of recommendations to cut sugar consumption among the population. One of the most efficient measures identified by PHE is to red...

On 9 June, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a package of ordinances that would introduce mandatory health warnings on sugary drinks adverts. Billboards or other advertisements for sugary beverages would include this languag...

The Yale Rudd Centre published on 19 November the second edition of their Sugary Drink FACTS 2014 (Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score series – f.a.c.t.s.), analysing progress made by manufacturers of beverages to reduce...

In an academic article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on 27 August, researchers found that among federal policy options available, a policy banning fast food advertising to children under 12 would have the least impact on re...

In a new report entitled: “Sugar reduction: Responding to the challenge”, Public Health England (PHE), an agency established by the Department of Health in 2013 to improve the nation’s health, announced it will scrutinise the way fo...

On 29 April, the Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, ASA) launched the campaign "Our children come first", calling on the authorities and society in general to end advertising “junk food” and sugary drinks ...

An academic study from the University of Gothenburg revealed the link between children’s TV screen time and increased consumption of sweetened beverages and 'junk foods' due to the appearance of “unhealthy” food and beverage product...

On 25 February, First Lady Michelle Obama, together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced new standards for food and beverages marketed in schools, which will effectively ban the advertising of sugary drinks and other food on...

On 17 January 2013, Australia’s Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation launched a campaign entitled “Rethink Sugary Drink”, which urges the government to limit soft drink advertising targeting children....

An academic article by K. Montgomery and J. Chester entitled: “The New Threat of Digital Marketing” calls for the development of safeguards through a combination of policy and self-regulatory activities addressing concerns raised by the u...

An article published in the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health entitled: “Protecting Young People From Junk Food Advertising: Implications of Psychological Research for First Amendment Law” claims that a proper interpr...

On 2 February, non-profit organisation California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) launched “Kick The Can”, a comprehensive database for beverage advocacy campaigns. Visitors to the website are invited to sign a petition calling...

On 31 October, the Yale Rudd Center for Food and Obesity Policy published a new edition of their Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score series (f.a.c.t.s.) entitled “Evaluating sugary nutrition and marketing to youth”. The authors f...

In a report entitled “Soft Drink, Hard Sell”, published on 29 August, the Children’s Food Campaign surveyed marketing campaigns of selected soft drinks and compared the products’ content with their marketing claims/packaging. ...