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Five reasons why we need a 9pm watershed on broadcast TV and online #JunkFoodAds

Food Active has #AdEnough of #JunkFoodAds! That’s why we are submitting a response in full support of introducing further restrictions to broadcast TV and online advertising on less healthy food and drink, as part of the latest Department of Health

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New report from Food Active and Sustain: Taking down junk food ads – how local authorities are taking action on outdoor advertising

Our new joint report with Sustain, ‘Taking down junk food ads: How local areas are taking action on outdoor advertising’, uncovers the limited powers that local authorities have to restrict advertising of products high in fat, sugar and salt. Tackling junk

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New research from Food Active and the UK Health Forum shows unhealthy food and drink options dominate choices at non-food retail environments

Timely new research undertaken by public health charities Food Active and the UK Health Forum has revealed the extent of sweets, chocolate, sugary drinks and biscuits across non-food retail outlets, with two fifths (41%) of non-food retailers also engaged in

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9pm watershed on #junkfoodads launched by the Department for Health and Social Care

We are pleased to report that the Government has just announced a consultation to restrict children’s exposure to junk food adverts, including an option to introduce a 9pm watershed on unhealthy food and drinks adverts. The aim of the consultation

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Protect children from all junk food advertising, say health experts – and parents agree

A new survey by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has revealed clear support among the UK public for far-reaching restrictions on junk food adverts. This comes as the 44-strong alliance of health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups (including Food

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New report: Purchases of price promotions on less healthy food and drink in the North West

Our latest Food Active survey suggests purchases of food and drink on price promotion in the North West is dominated by crisps and chocolate, as the Government consults on restricting to promotions on less healthy food and drink by price

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Coca-Cola and the Premier League team up in new sponsorship deal: #WhereEveryonePays

The Coca-Cola GB and English Premier League’s new campaign has now been activated across social media, involving a minute and a half advert featuring 250 “real” fans from across all 20 Premier League clubs, titled ‘#WhereEveryonePlays’. This article originally appeared

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Food Active’s North West Consultation Event: Restricting price and placement promotions on less healthy food and drink

This week we welcomed leading experts to discuss the ongoing consultation to restrictions to less healthy food and drink by price and placement. The meeting was held in response to the publication of the Department of Health and Social Care’s

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Veg Power ‘#EatThemToDefeatThem’ advertising campaign launches

ITV and Veg Power have joined forces to launch a major new national campaign to change the way people think and feel about vegetables, with the aim of inspiring us all to eat more veg. 80% of adults and 95%

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Guest Blog: As cheap as chips – the extent of junk food promotions aimed at University students

Danielle Jones is a final year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health student at Edge Hill University.  Her main interests are marketing and its influence on food choice and obesity amongst the early years. She is currently on a placement with

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