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The case for and against the regulation of food marketing directed towards children

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  • Authoritative and comprehensive reviews of studies on the nature and extent of food marketing to children indicate that children are exposed to high levels of food marketing and that the 'marketed diet' typically comprises energy-dense, micronutirent-poor foods. However, the implication of causality between marketing, product exposures and childhood obesity is not universally accepted. A vigorous discussion rages about appropriate policy responses to children's exposure to food marketing. The advocacy by many health and consumer groups for tighter government restrictions on food marketing is juxtaposed to the views held by many in the food and advertising industries. Pivotal in this debate is the role of evidence in policy decisions and the appropriateness of industry self-regulation versus government intervention in food marketing. This chapter will explore the dietary and health implications of children's exposure to unhealthy food marketing and present arguments for and against regulations to restrict this marketing.

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  • 2012

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  • Kelly, B., Miller, R. & King, L. (2012). The case for and against the regulation of food marketing directed towards children. In L. Baur, S. M. Twigg & R. S. Magnusson (Eds.), A modern epidemic: Expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes (pp. 129-145). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781920899851

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1666&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/667

Book Title


  • A modern epidemic: Expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes

Start Page


  • 129

End Page


  • 145

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia

Abstract


  • Authoritative and comprehensive reviews of studies on the nature and extent of food marketing to children indicate that children are exposed to high levels of food marketing and that the 'marketed diet' typically comprises energy-dense, micronutirent-poor foods. However, the implication of causality between marketing, product exposures and childhood obesity is not universally accepted. A vigorous discussion rages about appropriate policy responses to children's exposure to food marketing. The advocacy by many health and consumer groups for tighter government restrictions on food marketing is juxtaposed to the views held by many in the food and advertising industries. Pivotal in this debate is the role of evidence in policy decisions and the appropriateness of industry self-regulation versus government intervention in food marketing. This chapter will explore the dietary and health implications of children's exposure to unhealthy food marketing and present arguments for and against regulations to restrict this marketing.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Kelly, B., Miller, R. & King, L. (2012). The case for and against the regulation of food marketing directed towards children. In L. Baur, S. M. Twigg & R. S. Magnusson (Eds.), A modern epidemic: Expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes (pp. 129-145). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781920899851

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1666&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/667

Book Title


  • A modern epidemic: Expert perspectives on obesity and diabetes

Start Page


  • 129

End Page


  • 145

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia