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A teacher's perspective: unhealthy food and drink advertising to children

30 June 2022: As a Primary School teacher, Mitch sees first-hand the impact of unhealthy food and drink advertising on his students. Seeing it on billboards, trams and buses on his own route to school, he says this constant presence of fun, colourful advertising for unhealthy food and drinks has a strong influence on his students. Read more

The real impact of unhealthy food and drink ads

31 March 2022: If you’re a parent whose child has ever begged and badgered you for food or drink out of the blue, you’ll know this term well. But did you know that kids who are exposed to ads for unhealthy food and drinks are more than twice as likely to ask a parent for a product they had seen advertised? Read more   

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Thousands of Victorians join Cancer Council Victoria’s Food Fight

Thursday 14 July 2022: More than 10,000 people and community and health organisations have signed up to support Cancer Council Victoria’s Food Fight, calling to protect children from unhealthy food and drink advertising where they commute, learn and play. 

Food Fight to protect Victorian kids from unhealthy food and drink advertising

Thursday 10 March 2022: Victorian children are being hit by at least 25 unhealthy food and drink ads every day, as Cancer Council Victoria launches Food Fight, a new campaign to protect children from unhealthy food and drink advertising by the processed food industry on public transport and their routes to school. Read more

Campaign in the media

 

City joins junk food fight Croakey (31 August 2022) How this campaign is fighting to end unhealthy advertising to children
City joins junk food fight Croakey (19 August 2022) Australia falling behind on protecting children from unhealthy food and drink advertising
City joins junk food fight Bendigo Advertiser (25 July 2022): Bendigo Council is backing Cancer Council Victoria's fight against junk food
Call to junk ads in fight for food health Mornington Peninsula News (18 July 2022): Call to junk ads in fight for food health
Thousands of Victorians join Cancer Council Victoria's Food Fight Pakenham Officer Star News (14 July 2022): Thousands of Victorians join Cancer Council Victoria's Food Fight
  The Age (3 July 2022): Processed food ads leave a bad taste
Fight starts with food for better adult health Border Mail (28 June 2022): Fight starts with food for better adult health
Footballer's big food fight Warrnambool Standard (19 April 2022): Footballer's big food fight
Footballer's big food fight Ballarat Courier (18 April 2022): North Ballarat's Josh Chatfield adds voice to healthy eating
Herald Sun (10 March 2022): Junk food ad exclusion zone
Daily Telegraph (10 March 2022): New Victorian campaign to take down unhealthy global brands
3AW (10 March 2022): Cancer Council calls for junk food advertising 'buffer' near schools and on public transport
9 News Melbourne (10 March 2022)
  7 News Australia (10 March 2022)
  7 News Melbourne (10 March 2022)
  HIT (10 March 2022): Push to eliminate junk food ads near Victorian schools
  SBS (10 March 2022): Efforts to counter junk food ads fuelling childhood obesity