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Building the case for independent monitoring of food advertising on Australian television

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Abstract


  • Objective To provide an independent monitoring report examining the ongoing impact of Australian self-regulatory pledges on food and drink advertising to children on commercial television.

    Design Analysis of food advertisements across comparable sample time periods in April/May 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The main outcome measure comprised change in the mean rate of non-core food advertisements from 2006 to 2011.

    Setting Sydney free-to-air television channels.

    Subjects Televised food advertisements.

    Results In 2011 the rate of non-core food advertisements was not significantly different from that in 2006 or 2010 (3·2/h v. 4·1/h and 3·1/h), although there were variations across the intervening years. The rate of fast-food advertising in 2010 was significantly higher than in 2006 (1·8/h v. 1·1/h, P < 0·001), but the same as that in 2011 (1·5/h).

    Conclusions The frequency of non-core food advertising on Sydney television has remained essentially unchanged between 2006 and 2011, despite the implementation of two industry self-regulatory pledges. The current study illustrates the value of independent monitoring as a basic requirement of any responsive regulatory approach.

Authors


  •   King, Lesley (external author)
  •   Hebden, Lana (external author)
  •   Grunseit, Anne (external author)
  •   Kelly, Bridget
  •   Chapman, Kathy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • King, L., Hebden, L., Grunseit, A., Kelly, B. & Chapman, K. (2013). Building the case for independent monitoring of food advertising on Australian television. Public Health Nutrition, 16 (12), 2249-2254.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84899127947

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1657&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/658

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2249

End Page


  • 2254

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Objective To provide an independent monitoring report examining the ongoing impact of Australian self-regulatory pledges on food and drink advertising to children on commercial television.

    Design Analysis of food advertisements across comparable sample time periods in April/May 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The main outcome measure comprised change in the mean rate of non-core food advertisements from 2006 to 2011.

    Setting Sydney free-to-air television channels.

    Subjects Televised food advertisements.

    Results In 2011 the rate of non-core food advertisements was not significantly different from that in 2006 or 2010 (3·2/h v. 4·1/h and 3·1/h), although there were variations across the intervening years. The rate of fast-food advertising in 2010 was significantly higher than in 2006 (1·8/h v. 1·1/h, P < 0·001), but the same as that in 2011 (1·5/h).

    Conclusions The frequency of non-core food advertising on Sydney television has remained essentially unchanged between 2006 and 2011, despite the implementation of two industry self-regulatory pledges. The current study illustrates the value of independent monitoring as a basic requirement of any responsive regulatory approach.

Authors


  •   King, Lesley (external author)
  •   Hebden, Lana (external author)
  •   Grunseit, Anne (external author)
  •   Kelly, Bridget
  •   Chapman, Kathy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • King, L., Hebden, L., Grunseit, A., Kelly, B. & Chapman, K. (2013). Building the case for independent monitoring of food advertising on Australian television. Public Health Nutrition, 16 (12), 2249-2254.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84899127947

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1657&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/658

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2249

End Page


  • 2254

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom