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Dr. Leia Minaker, professor in the School of Planning, authored the new report which details how food and beverage companies employ dozens of tactics to market their products directly to children. These tactics were found to be ubiquitous at point-of-sale locations across Canada, like grocery stores and restaurants. This concerns groups like Heart & Stroke, as research shows marketing to kids increases consumption of unhealthy foods and sugary drinks. For example, more than any other age group, children aged 9-13 in Canada are getting more than half of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods, high in salt, sugars, and saturated fat.
Read the Heart & Stroke’s press release for more information about the report.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.