The session will look at the marketing strategies of major food companies in various countries, specifically looking at actions in Europe, North America and Latin America. It will highlight practices of targeting children in the marketing of unhealthy foods, using numerous techniques and channels. The panel will discuss the implications of these practices, and will present strategies to combat them.

This session was jointly produced by The Obesity Society (TOS) and European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO).


8:30am Global Food Marketing Strategies and the Targeting of Children With Online Food Promotion: Latest Evidence of Effects on Dietary Health and Body Weight
Emma Boyland, PhD MBA MSc
8:55am Where Does Marketing Sit Within UNICEF's Response to Child Overweight?
Jo Jewell, MSc
9:20am Children’s Digital Privacy and Welfare: How Can We Protect Children’s Health Online?
Jeff Chester, MSW
9:40am Global Efforts to Restrict Food Marketing to Children: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward
Tim Lobstein, PhD