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World Debates Ban On Kids Junk Food Ads

Junk Food Kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to hold a conference for health ministers at the end of the month where it will urge them to sign up to an anti-obesity charter stating that children should not be “exploited” by food companies. The main policy aim is to ban advertising for unhealthy foods aimed at children and adolescents, the WHO says “Special attention needs to be focussed on vulnerable groups such as children and adolescents, whose credulity should not be exploited by commercial activities.”

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The Truth About Junk Food Adverts

The truth about junk food advertising is that the part they show in the ads is the food and the thing you get in real life is the junk. This fact is being explored at badfoodad.com where food ads are compared in great detail to the actual product with some interesting results.

Bad Food Ads

Our favourite is Taco Bell’s Cheesy Gordita Crunch that looks so appealing in the advert, with its perfect cuts of lettuce and delicate cheese arrangement. Badfoodad.com points out the high expectations you might have after seeing the adverts and the photo of the actual item illustrates perfectly how crazy junk food adverts are.

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McDonald’s Launches Nutrition Facts Label


McDonald’s has executed its latest corporate tactic in trying to convince the world that junk food is not junk by launching food labelling in New Zealand and Australia. The low key launch in these isolated markets is obviously a test launch as the company prepares itself for a worldwide launch of nutritional labelling.

McDonalds Nutritional Facts

The McDonalds cheeseburger is probably the ‘healthiest’ burger they have because it only weighs in at an unsatisfying 106 grams. But as the McDonalds nutritional label shows, you get 13.4 grams of fat which includes 6.4 grams of saturated fats. What they don’t show on their nutritional labelling is how much of the non-saturated fats are actually trans-fats which are the worst types of fat. We all know the real reason McDonald’s has taken this step is because its sales fell sharply in 2000 and its shareholders were demanding a change.

McDonalds Nutrional Facts

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