Navigation Links
Junk Food Ad Overkill Shows Urgent Ban Needed

AMA President Dr Mukesh Haikerwal today called on the Federal Government to urgently ban all advertising of junk food to children, after a new study revealed// that two-thirds of advertising during high-rating children’s television programs promotes junk food.

'This startling study demonstrates that junk food manufacturers focus their advertising efforts on vulnerable children and young people,' Dr Haikerwal said.

'Children are unsophisticated consumers of media – there’s a very real danger that exposing them to a high volume of junk food advertising will undermine the healthy food messages they may receive from their parents or teachers.

'In a nation with an escalating childhood obesity problem, it is unacceptable to allow these ads to air during children’s prime-time TV.'

The study, by the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Health Promotion, found that 65.9 per cent of advertisements aired during popular children’s television programs are for foods high in fat and sugar.

The Coalition on Food Advertising to Children (CFAC), of which the AMA is a member, earlier this year sent a comprehensive briefing paper on the impact on children of junk food ads to Federal and State MPs, calling for an immediate ban.

'Restricting junk food advertising is an easy, cost-effective, and responsible way in which the Federal Government can begin to tackle the childhood obesity crisis,' Dr Haikerwal said today.

'This latest research highlights the urgent need to ban these ads during kids’ TV viewing times.'

Source-AMA'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
2. New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
3. Ebola Treatment Shows Promise
4. New Drug Shows Significant Improvement In HIV-related Heart Condition
5. Greek Study Shows Living In The Hills May Be Healthier
6. Research Shows Carbon Monoxide Prevents Inflammations
7. Latest Research Shows That Multivitamins Might Not Prevent Infections In All Elderly
8. Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results
9. MRI Shows Emotional Changes During Menstrual Cycle
10. Bronchiolo-alveolar Carcinoma Shows Sonographic Pattern Of Pneumonia
11. AIDS drug GS 9137 Shows Promise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive ... proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab ... Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to build ... Company,s stock which is currently listed on the OTC ... Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an ... difficult to understand, not only by the Company, but ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: ... novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based ... closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering ... public offering price of $18.75 per share. All ... by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: