Childhood obesity - are food advertisers really to blame?

Given that the UK has a million obese children, Marie Laver, a partner at HPI, examines the case for a ban on food and drink advertising, and reviews the results of a recent European study for Kellogg's into the key drivers of childhood obesity and the extent to which advertising has any effect on children's food consumption.

Childhood obesity – are food advertisers really to blame?

Marie Laver

Food and Advertising industry representatives have long been criticised by the UK government and health organisations for marketing to young children, saying it contributes to poor...