Infographic: Let’s stop marketing unhealthy food and beverages to kids
Marketing impacts what kids eatFootnote 1
- Teens spend over 8 hrs a day in front of a screen.Footnote 2
- Kids see about 4-5 food and beverage ads on TV every hour.Footnote 3
- Kids see over 25 million food and beverage ads online every year. 90% of online ads are for food high in sugars, salt and saturated fat.Footnote 3
Kids are targeted by marketing everywhere
This includes home, transit, billboards, online, TV, grocery stores, restaurants, school, vending machines, and sports.
Unhealthy eating can lead to health problemsFootnote 4
- Only 1 in 10 kids eat enough veggies and fruit.Footnote 5
- Teens drink more than 1.7 litres of sugary drinks every day.Footnote 6
- 1 in 3 teens eat at a fast food restaurant every day.Footnote 7
Diet is the #1 risk factor for chronic diseasesFootnote 8
- Diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are now showing up in teens.Footnote 9Footnote 10
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- Footnote 1
World Health Organization. Set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children. 2010. Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44416/1/9789241500210_eng.pdf.
- Footnote 2
ParticipACTION. Are Canadian kids too tired to move? The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. 2016. Available from: www.participACTION.com/reportcard.
- Footnote 3
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The kids are not alright. How the food and beverage industry is marketing our children and youth to death. 2017. Available from: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/-/media/pdf-files/canada/2017-heart-month/heartandstroke-reportonhealth2017.ashx.
- Footnote 4
Health Canada. Evidence Review for Dietary Guidance. 2015.
- Footnote 5
Minaker L, Hammond D. Low Frequency of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Canadian Youth: Findings From the 2012/2013 Youth Smoking Survey. Journal of School Health. 2016;86(2), 135-142. doi:http://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12359.
- Footnote 6
Garriguet D. Beverage consumption of children and teens. Health Reports. 2008;19(4), 17-22.
- Footnote 7
Garriguet D. Canadians' eating habits. Health Reports. 2007;18(2), 17-32.
- Footnote 8
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Profile: Canada. 2013. Available from: http://www.healthdata.org/canada.
- Footnote 9
Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada. Chronic Disease and Injury Indicator Framework: 2016 Edition. Ottawa, ON: Public Health Agency of Canada. 2016.
- Footnote 10
Statistics Canada. Chronic conditions, 2015. Health Facts Sheets, 82-625-X. 2017. Available from: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2017001/article/14762-eng.htm.
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