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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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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

 

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