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Research: Fact Sheets
FACT SHEETS: Helping parents, guardians and educators understand how children view and interpret packaged foods
Media Literacy & Food Marketing Fact Sheets Today’s packaged food aisles are a flurry of information. In order to help families make critical packaged food decisions, researchers at the University of Calgary have produced four “Fact Sheets” based on focus groups and surveys with over 600 children. Each Fact Sheet provides information about the supporting research, "things to thing about," and "things to try at home." View and share these resources below:
Raising Our Healthy Kids: Kids food versus adult food
Raising Our Healthy Kids: Colour and packaged foods
Raising Our Healthy Kids: What's on the outside may not be on the inside
Raising Our Healthy Kids: Calories on Packaged Foods
The Raising Our Healthy Kids videos are the vision of Shadow Light Productions and Kay Watson-Jarvis. The video content was developed by a multi-stakeholder group including Dietitians of Canada, Alberta Health Services and Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy & Children's Health, Dr. Charlene Elliott, with input from physicians and community stakeholders across Canada. The content of the videos is consistent with messages from Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and nutrition messages are consistent with PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition®.
The videos were produced by Shadow Light Productions with principal funding from the Calgary Health Trust. Financial support for French translations provided by EatRight Ontario. Funding for the research that informed the evidence-based content for the Media Literacy and Food Marketing videos was provided by CIHR, AIHS and ALMA.
How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy (2016)