In forty years, the number of obese children has increased tenfold, and this increase is not just in the UK or the US, but around the world. It’s a global public health crisis. In the UK, one in ten children is now obese. Experts are calling on the government to reduce children’s exposure to junk food advertisements. University of Liverpool senior lecturer in psychology, Dr. Emma Boyland, describes the surprisingly powerful effect these ads have on children’s appetites and food choices. And she gives an update on her efforts to convince the government to ban junk food ads in the UK until after 9 pm.


Obesity Health Alliance report: http://obesityhealthalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A-Watershed-Moment-report.pdf


University of Liverpool Online Master of Public Health: https://www.online.liverpool.ac.uk/programmes/master-of-public-health