Child's hands full of sweets

Food Marketing to Children 

The University of Liverpool is at the forefront of policy-influencing work to restrict children's exposure to the marketing of foods high in fat, sugar and salt, and therefore reduce the impact of this marketing on their dietary preferences and overall health. This workstream features a number of projects, many multi- or transdisciplinary, that use experimental psychology to explore how food marketing affects children's eating behaviour, and evaluate the legal mechanisms most likely to effect meaningful change in exposure. In particular, the work of Emma Boyland and Amandine Garde has received the attention of major public health actors at national, regional and global levels. Recent examples of the projects they have led include: