Bans on advertising food products during times when families are watching television together should not be imposed in Australia because it’s a “family choice” issue, the Australian Food...

Health campaigners have slammed the decision by sports associations to sign up companies and brands related to junk food as sponsors. Mars Inc yesterday (9 March) announced it had signed a four-year sponsorship...

Restrictions on food television commercials aimed at children may have reduced the number of kids’ TV food ads, but children are still being targeted with cross-promotional tactics and product placement. According...

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 UK government has imposed a ban on the placement of foods, alcohol and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar on television programmes.The Government announced yesterday (9 February) that product placement...

Romania is planning to introduce a tax on unhealthy food as early as March as they look to increase the level of funds allocated to their health system. The news comes soon after reports that Taiwan is...

The Taiwanese Government is planning to introduce a tax on junk food – a move which would be a world-first, according to reports. Citing the Apple Daily, AFP reported that Taiwan’s Bureau of...

A leading anti-obesity group is calling on the Federal Government to fund a nutritional survey as part of their drive to determine what food items should be taxed. The Obesity Policy Coalition, which includes...

The need for a blanket ban on advertising unhealthy food on pay and free-to-air TV prior to 9pm has been disputed by the advertising watchdog. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) believes...

A decision last week to vote down a Senate bill to protect children from food advertising has been welcomed by Australia’s leading organisation representing food and grocery manufacturers, the Australian...