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Submitted by emily.truman on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:22am

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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:

English:

Français: 

Videos

Submitted by emily.truman on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:56am

TEDxYYC talk: Dr. Charlene Elliott discusses "Food as Entertainment"

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

Production Information:

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.

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How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy (2016)

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The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition

Advocates for restricting food and beverage marketing to kids

Click here for a complete list of members, including Dr. Charlene Elliott.

Click here to read the coalition's policy recommendations.

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