New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority, a body that promotes “self-regulation” in advertising, has unveiled a set of guidelines after a year-long review. The 26-page Children’s...

Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move‘ campaign, launched yesterday by US President Obama, has gained support from America’s National Restaurant Association and the Healthy Weight...

The use of toys and competitions to entice fast-food purchases has been criticised by the Obesity Coalition following a survey suggesting that consumers are keen on regulation of such practices. The new...

Food, fitness or family… which one is most to blame for childhood obesity? New research from Mintel suggests today’s parents aren’t sure, and they’re feeling overwhelmed and worried...

A report by the UK Department of Health has suggested junk food be placed above the eye-line of children as part of a wider strategy to tackle high obesity rates in the region. Industry body, the British...

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that current food advertising guidelines are beginning to have a positive impact and decided against scrapping a protein cap, which is currently used in determining...

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown yesterday led off debate on the Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2009 in the Senate, which proposes a ban on junk food and alcohol advertising during...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the release of research by Professor Timothy Olds from the University of South Australia, which discovered that rates of childhood obesity have...

Major Australian based food and beverage manufacturers have, for the first time, publicly made available company action plans which spell out in black and white how and when they will market a range of...

A Senate inquiry has knocked back a Bill proposing a ban on junk food advertising to children. The Australian Food and Grocery Council has welcomed the release of a Senate Inquiry into the ‘Protecting...