Childhood Obesity

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Will the UK’s junk food marketing clampdown combat childhood obesity?

By Katy Askew

The UK Government announced plans to limit the advertising of unhealthy foods last week. The food and advertising industries expressed ‘disappointment’ at ‘draconian’ measures, while health campaigners welcomed the news but voiced concern over possible...

Lidl is removing the monkey and other cartoon mascots from its Crownfield-branded breakfast cereals. Pic: Lidl

Lidl goes cartoon-free in a bid to halt childhood obesity

By Gill Hyslop

Children in the United Kingdom will soon have to say good-bye to the monkey, bee, alligator, lion, panda and penguins featured on the boxes of Lidl’s own-brand cereals, as the retail giant attempts to halt the soaring obesity rate among the demographic.

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.

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