CUTS IN MEDIA-March 2009

 

Montek favours efficiency-based ranking for ERCs
Financial Express, March 30, 2009

Indian economy needs more stimulus in 2009-10: Ahluwalia
Business Standard, March 28, 2009

Drug cartel has stranglehold on Vietnam market: report
Thanh Nien Daily, March 23, 2009

Advertisements Junk Food Affect
Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur, March 15, 2009

Children admit to advt influence
Hindustan Times, Jaipur, March 14, 2009

Ads influencing children to consume junk food: Study
Press Trust of India, Jaipur, March 13, 2009

Influx not a worrying problem: Bangladeshi economist
The Sentinel, March 13, 2009

Need to consider power trade with Bangla stressed
The Assam Tribune, March 13, 2009

Assam may adopt Bangla tea production method
The Assam Tribune, March 13, 2009

Boost connectivity for trade ties: Bangladeshi economist
chennaivision.com, March 13, 2009

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 Children admit to advt influence

Hindustan Times, Jaipur, March 14, 2009

Eight-Five Per cent children accept that they are influenced by advertisements to consume unhealthy food products and 35 per cent parents consider advertisement as the main culprit for increasing dement of junk food among children.

However, both school administration and parents are mainly responsible for feeding the young generation with junk food. 63 per cent of the schools, where canteen exists, junk food is sold without any restriction and 86 per cent parents prefer packed food items as gift on festivals / occasions. These findings emerged out of a sample survey titled ‘The Junk food Trap’ carried out by Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training, a Jaipur based consumer advocacy group, as a part of a global strategy to advocate against marketing of unhealthy foods on the eve of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), 2009.

 Ads influencing children to consume junk food: Study

Press Trust of India, Jaipur, March 13, 2009

Even as majority of children get influenced by advertisements and consume junk food, parents, who succumb to their demands, are also responsible for inculcating unhealthy food habits, according to a recent study.

The study 'Junk Food Trap', which was carried out by the CUTS Centre for Consumer Action Research & Training (CUTSCART), a Jaipur based consumer advocacy group, found that 85 per cent children are influenced by advertisements.

While around 35 per cent parents blame it on advertisements for the increasing demand of junk food among children, the study said both school administration and parents are equally responsible for the trend.

"Around 63 per cent of the schools have canteens, which sell junk food without any restriction and 86 per cent parents prefer packed food items as gift on festivals and other occasions," it said.

The survey, conducted in 30 government and private schools across the city, is part of a global strategy by CUTSCART to advocate against the marketing of unhealthy foods on the eve of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15.

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