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Systematic Review: The impact of initiatives to limit the advertising of food and beverage products to children

18 July 2013

Systematic Review: The impact of initiatives to limit the advertising of food and beverage products to children

There is increasing evidence that advertising of foods and beverages affects children’s food intake and is a significant risk factor for childhood obesity.  Policies on marketing to children vary from country to country from statutory to voluntary codes.  This review examines the data available on levels of exposure of children to the advertising of less healthy foods since the introduction of the statutory and voluntary codes.

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