Chris Snowdon writes for Spectator Health

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Spectator Health on junk food and banning advertising of such food before the watershed. In the article Chris makes the case that so many foods are included in the sugar and calorie reduction programme that the new exemption makes little ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for The Times

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on proposals to ban advertising junk food. In the article Chris makes the point that the proposed advertising ban will cost broadcasters a fortune and hinder the ability of supermarkets, restaurants and food manufacturers to communicate with their ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in City AM

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in City AM on the launch of the consultation to bank 'junk food' advertisements. Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The idea of banning food advertisements to stop people eating too much is absurd. If it is safe ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon comments in the Sunday Mirror

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in the Sunday Mirror on the launch of the consultation to bank 'junk food' advertisements. Some critics slammed the proposals. Christopher Snowdon, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, claimed politicians were “united by a desire to ban things”. He added: “The Government’s domestic agenda seems ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in the Daily Mail on the launch of the consultation to bank 'junk food' advertisements. But not everyone is happy about the ban with Christopher Snowdon, the head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs saying: 'The idea of banning food advertisements to ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon responds to new consultation on junk food

Commenting on the launch of the new consultation to ban 'junk food' advertisements, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs Christopher Snowdon said: "If politicians can agree on nothing else at the moment, they are united by their desire to ban things. The Government's domestic agenda seems to have been outsourced to Jamie Oliver. ... Continue reading

IEA briefing referenced in The Sunday Telegraph

An IEA briefing on 'junk food' and how it is actually defined has been referenced in The Sunday Telegraph. The article references the briefing's findings that a ban on advertising 'junk food' before the watershed could affect tomato soup, sultanas and hummus. Read the article here. (££)... Continue reading

An IEA briefing features in The Sun

A new IEA briefing on 'junk food' and what it is defined as, has been covered in The Sun. The article refers to the IEA's findings that lots of nutritional snacks will be caught up in the barmy crackdown. Hysterical claims about junk food have been used as cover for tobacco-style regulation being rolled out ... Continue reading
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IEA releases report on junk food and it's definition

Summary: The term ‘junk food’ has no legal definition and its use by campaigners gives a misleading impression of how much food and drink will be affected by government proposals in the Childhood Obesity Strategy. Policies that restrict ‘junk food’ will actually restrict HFSS food (high in salt, sugar and salt) as defined by the ... Continue reading

IEA publishes new briefing on 'junk food'

A new briefing paper from the Institute of Economic Affairs out today shows that many more food and drink products will be caught up in the government’s clampdown on ‘junk food’ than the public expects. This timely briefing comes in the same week that the food delivery company Farmdrop had a tube advert rejected by Transport for ... Continue reading