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Australia: Junk food ads on kids websites – survey

A Cancer Council NSW survey looked at over 300 children’s websites. It found that ads for unhealthy food outnumbered those for healthy food by two to one.

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald, 17 April 2008

Junk food enticing kids through World Wide Web

“Junk food promotion is now monopolising the pages of internet sites aimed at children and needs government regulation,” says the Cancer Council NSW in a media release about its new research.

“Kids are being bombarded by junk food messages through the use of ‘advergames’, where the food product is part of a computer game, brand logos or even links to food product websites.”

Read more: Media release, Cancer Society NSW website, 17 April 2008

Internet food marketing on popular children’s websites and food product websites in Australia

Read the abstract of the research.

Published on April 17, 2008 in Australian news