Food marketing exposure and power and their associations with food-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours: a narrative review
August 3, 2022
This World Health Organization (WHO) review extends the findings of the 2009 WHO review by adding evidence and perspectives on more contemporary types of marketing, reflecting the growth in internet use and food marketing via digital and social media over the last decade. It confirms that […]
In-store interventions to encourage healthier purchasing: What we can learn from the supermarket industry
January 27, 2020
In this US-based webinar hosted on May 20, 2019, Dr. Allison Karpyn and Darya Minovi discussed how supermarkets use placement, promotion, and price to induce impulse purchases of unhealthy foods and how similar strategies can be used to nudge healthier purchasing. They address such questions as: […]
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.
Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
October 12, 2018
The purpose of this set of recommendations is to guide efforts by international Member States in designing new and/or strengthening existing policies on food marketing communications to children.
A Framework for Implementing the Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children
October 10, 2018
This framework document has been developed in response to the mandate of resolution World Health Assembly 63.14 – to endorse a set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children - and is aimed at policy-makers wanting to apply the recommendations in their individual territories.
Elementary School Toolkit: Promoting Vegetables, Fruit and Water
August 12, 2018
This toolkit provides educators and parents with strategies to increase vegetables, fruit and water consumption among school-aged children. Strategies target multiple levels of influence including students’ and parents’ attitudes and knowledge, classroom and school level social and physical environments as well as school policies. This toolkit was designed to support The Foundations for a Healthy School resource.
Let’s stop marketing unhealthy food and beverages to kids
March 5, 2018
This infographic describes how marketing impacts what kids eat, that kids are targeted by marketing everywhere, that unhealthy eating can lead to health problems, and that diet is the #1 risk factor for chronic diseases.
(Ontario Report) Creating Healthier Food Environments in Canada – Current Policies and Priority Actions
March 3, 2018
This report summarizes research conducted by the University of Toronto. A panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. Based on this assessment, the panel identified four prioritized provincial policy actions along with four priority provincial infrastructure support actions to improve the food environment in Ontario.
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) Ontario
March 2, 2018
Part of the Food-EPI Canada 2017 research, a panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. This evidence document in one of a series for the Canadian provinces, territories and for federal level evidence to support the experts’ assessment of current food environment policy actions and infrastructure supports.
Consultation Report: Restricting Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverages to Children in Canada
March 2, 2018
This report outlines the feedback provided by those who participated in the Health Canada on-line consultation in the summer of 2017 that aimed to seek feedback on Health Canada’s proposed approach to restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children.