10 Aug 2016 Food Active Event: The Marketing of Junk Food to Children (July 15th 2016)
On Friday 15th July, supported by Lancashire County Council, Association of Directors of Public Health (NW) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (NW), Food Active held an event ahead of the CAP Consultation on restricting advertising of unhealthy food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media. The event was attended by 42 colleagues including academics, Directors of Public Health, public health professionals, nutritionists, students and community group members.
The event was opened by Cllr Beavers (Cabinet Member for Public Health, Lancashire County Council) and chaired by Dr Sakthi Karunanithi (Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council). Two powerful and insightful presentations were given by leaders in the field of junk food marketing, Dr Emma Boyland (Lecturer, University of Liverpool) and Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden (Child Psychologist and Researcher, University College Dublin). Links to the presentations can be found below:
The event assisted Food Active in their response to the CAP consultation. The consultation report is available, along with an event report below.