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Fast food outlets plate up junk during Junior Masterchef

A recent decision by the Advertising Standards Board that Junior Masterchef is not primarily directed to children and not covered by food industry advertising codes highlights how ineffective self-regulation is in protecting children from junk food marketing.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Fast-food-outlets-plate-up-junk-during-Junior-Masterchef.aspx
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VicHealth says laws needed to stop the junk and protect our children

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) says current Australian advertising regulations are inadequate for dealing with advertising and marketing of unhealthy food targeting children.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Media-Releases-by-Topic/Healthy-eating/VicHealth-says-laws-needed-to-stop-the-junk-and-protect-our-children.aspx
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Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes

A new investigation into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing reveals loopholes being used by the processed food industry to continue to promote their products despite childhood obesity sitting at record levels.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Health-groups-release-detailed-investigation-into-failure-of-junk-food-marketing-codes.aspx
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Voting now open for 2008 children's food marketing fame and shame awards

Australian parents are being urged to vote for their favourite and most disliked children’s food marketing campaigns. The Parents Jury has announced the nominations shortlist for the 2008 Children’s Food marketing Fame & Shame Awards today, and is encouraging all parents to take this opportunity to make their opinions count.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au//~/media/ResourceCentre/MediaCentre/PartnerMediaReleases/Food Marketing Fame and Shame Awards Media Release.ashx
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Coco pops complaint upheld

A complaint made by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) about a Kellogg’s TV commercial directed to children has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) this week and the ad has been removed from viewing.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Coco-pops-complaint-upheld.aspx
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Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity

This Australian plan for legislation offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising and explains how different types of advertising can be restricted.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Health-groups-release-landmark-blueprint-to-tackle-key-driver-of-childhood-obesity.aspx
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Voting now open for The Parents’ Jury Fame and Shame Awards

The Parents’ Jury announced voting has begun for its annual Fame and Shame Awards. The Awards give parents an opportunity to have their say - for or against - various strategies used by food manufacturers and marketers to promote their products to children.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Fame-and-Shame-Awards-2011.aspx
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Cancer Council launches Junk Food Marketing Campaign

Australian children are bombarded with about 2200 junk food ads on TV per year. The Cancer Council has launched an on-line campaign to hit back: www.burgercorp.com.au.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Cancer-Council-launches-Junk-Food-Marketing-Campaign.aspx
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Fast food advertising proves self-regulation is a charade

A major fast food outlet is making a mockery of self-regulation, flouting a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) and continuing to broadcast ads for an unsuitable children's meal.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/Fast-food-advertising-proves-self-regulation-is-a-charade.aspx
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OPC urges Senate to support junk food ad bill

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has urged all Federal MPs to support a junk food advertising restriction bill due to go before the Senate on November 21, 2011.

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Media-Centre/Partner-media-releases/OPC-urges-Senate-to-support-junk-food-ad-bill.aspx