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A coalition of 39 NGOs working on health issues, such as the European Public Health Alliance or Eurochild, sent a letter to the European Parliament calling for the current revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) to restrict marketing of health-harmful products to children, notably through the implementation of an EU-wide watershed ban. ...

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EU

On 22 September, the Department of Health (DOH) released its Obesity Policy and Action Plan for 2016 – 2025 in which it presents a set of cross-sectoral measures to address rising levels of obesity in children and adults....

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Ireland

On 21 September, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), the advertising industry' self-regulating body, released its annual compliance report ofthe Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI) confirming high level of compliance with the programme’s commitments....

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Canada

A new study by the University of Granada and the University Hospital of Saint Raphael in Granada found that Spanish children are, overall, less exposed to advertising for food high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) on children channels in 2013 compared to 2007. The analysis still raises concern about children’s total exposure to food advertising (healthy or unhealthy) which remains high, especially for HFSS products during children’s peak time slot. The authors thus conclude to the relative inefficiency of current advertising regulation and call for increased control on food TV advertising....

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Spain

Today AEf is publishing a comprehensive literature review on digital marketing communications and children, prepared by Dr Barbie Clarke, of...

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Joseph Savirimuthu, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, argues that the revised EU Gen

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LSE

Commercial broadcasters need greater incentives to invest in quality children’s programming as the influx of streaming services means...

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Ad News

Childhood obesity is a very serious health concern that needs addressing urgently given the social and economic costs involved. But...

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EurActiv

With Google processing 40,000 search queries a second — or 1.2 trillion a year — it's a safe bet that many of those doing the...

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