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The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University

Find out more about The Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing and what the research focuses on. 

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Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media

Unethical online advertising is a significant factor in the growing child obesity crisis, says Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Amandine Garde and Elizabeth Handsley.

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Education & Development 

Know your junk food rules

Find out if you know your junk food advertising rules with our interactive video. 

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Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended as a substitute for sugary drinks and foods article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended as a substitute for sugary drinks and foods

Should children be consuming artificial sweeteners? And, furthermore, what research supports or discourages the consumption of 'sugar-free' products?

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Marketing food to children and young people: Why it matters even more in the digital age article icon

Education & Development 

Marketing food to children and young people: Why it matters even more in the digital age

How food advertising and marketing can affect children and young people in the digital age

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Top 5 things junk food marketers know about your child video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Top 5 things junk food marketers know about your child

Beware the junk food marketer with their hashtags, games and sponsored tweets! Here are the top 5 things junk food marketers know about your child. 

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5 mins
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Your child's phone is a junk food marketer video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Your child's phone is a junk food marketer

UK rules that ban marketing of junk foods to children and young people are weak. So where do kids see junk food marketing online? Let's find out...

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5 mins
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Junk Food Marketing To Children Online video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Junk Food Marketing To Children Online

UK rules that ban marketing of junk foods to children and young people are weak. Why is this a problem?

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15 mins