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Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Junk food and kids: Canadian paediatricians want marketing bill passed

The label “junk food” may be a tad misleading. While it might bring the image of fast food to mind, the concern of paediatricians encompasses a wider range of highly processed foods often found in grocery stores as well. These» 


Pop stars’ promotion of junk food elicits calls for regulation

Not surprisingly, a recent study showed that popular music celebrities are endorsing energy-dense, nutrient-poor products—what you and I call junk food and drinks. The Canadian study published in the journal Pediatrics begins with the premise that food and beverage marketing» 

Health, Society

Asking stores to remove junk food from check-out

Stores should stop placing sugary snacks and drinks beside their check-out counters, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit based in the U.S. which researches and promotes nutrition and good health. Consumers and their children there»