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Study: ‘Kid influencers’ promoting food brands online tout unhealthy choices

Study: ‘Kid influencers’ promoting food brands online tout unhealthy choices

Health
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all "kid influencers" on YouTube promote food and beverage products, and more than 90% of them are for unhealthy or fast-food brands, according to an analysis published Monday by the journal Pediatrics. Three percent of videos produced by these influencers featured "healthy unbranded items," such as fruit, while 2% promoted "healthy branded items," including Yoplait yogurt, the researchers said. Advertisement Among the most promoted unhealthy food brands were fast-food chain McDonald's, and candy manufacturers Hershey's and Kinder. "We found that kid influencers as young as age 3 years are promoting a lot of fast food, candy, sugary drinks and other unhealthy products in their YouTube videos, and that these videos ... were viewed more than 1 billion times,"...
Obesity: Unhealthy ‘buy one get one free’ deals targeted

Obesity: Unhealthy ‘buy one get one free’ deals targeted

Health
"Buy one get one free" deals on unhealthy food will be banned as part of the government's bid to tackle obesity in England. The plan also includes restrictions on where foods high in fat and sugar can be promoted in store and new rules for displaying calories on menus.A ban on junk food adverts before 21:00 has been confirmed - for the whole UK.Boris Johnson said the plans would help "reduce our health risks and protect ourselves against coronavirus".The prime minister has unveiled the strategy later amid growing evidence of a link between obesity and an increased risk from Covid-19.Government statistics showed nearly 8% of critically ill patients in intensive care units with the virus have been morbidly obese, compared with 2.9% of the general population...
Australia fires: Dalila Jakupovic ‘scared I would collapse’ because of ‘unhealthy’ air quality

Australia fires: Dalila Jakupovic ‘scared I would collapse’ because of ‘unhealthy’ air quality

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Dalila Jakupovic says she was "really scared" as she retired from her Australian Open qualifying match because of the "unhealthy" air quality from ongoing bushfires in the country.The Slovenian world number 180 had to be helped off court after she retired at 6-5 5-6 against Swiss Stefanie Vogele in the first round in Melbourne."It was really bad. I never experienced something like this," Jakupovic said. "I was really scared I would collapse because I couldn't walk any more."Qualifying was delayed by an hour on Tuesday and ...
Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe UK's obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts.The Royal Society for Public Health warned consumers were being tricked by a marketing ploy known as upselling.The tactic involves shops, cafes and restaurants encouraging customers to upgrade to larger meals and drinks or adding high-calorie toppings and sides.A poll suggested eight in 10 people experienced it every week.35% added sides like chips to meal 34% bought a larger coffee 17,000 extra calories on average over a year PAThe most common upsells to be taken included larger coffees, bigger meals, sweets and chocolates and extra sides such as onion rings and chips.Royal Society for Public Health chief e...