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# Junk Food

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# Your Say
Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.
# Stars and their fries
Majority of Irish people want celebrities banned from promoting junk food
The finding was part of a study carried out on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation.
# Your Say
Poll: Should junk food advertising on TV before 9pm be banned?
It has been reported that the UK plans to introduce restrictions on how unhealthy food is sold.
# Junk Food
Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'
Complaints made by the Irish Heart Foundation regarding numerous adverts have been published by the ASAI.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas?
According to the latest Healthy Ireland survey, 62% of Irish adults are overweight
# Obesity
Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
The catchier the ad, the more effective.
Voices
Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends'
We need to stand up to the the lobbying power of the multinational food industry, writes Chris Macey.
# eat your heart out
16 foods that prove Irish junk food is vastly superior to the rest of the world's
Ireland does junk food right. Fact.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?
Britain has recently announced a ban to come into force next year.
# a pizza hut a pizza hut
What Does Your Favourite Fast Food Says About You?
Come in and find out.
# Junk Food
Pigging out just once can be really bad for you
Junk food is bad for you in more ways that you’d thought.
# beige glorious beige
A Love Letter To Beige Food, From The People Of Ireland
Our hearts’ desire.
Voices
I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address
I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.
# You wanna pizza me?
What Your Pizza Order Actually Says About You
We cannot and will not accept any responsibility for this article making you hungry.
# om nom ugh
Not lovin' it: The slow decline of fast food in America
Has the US love affair with fast food come to an end? Not quite – but consumers are starting to turn away from burger chains.
# NO MORE
Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games
Sorry about that…
# Supermarket Sweep
12 of the worst things we all do in the supermarket
The big shop is a sea of guilt.
# Your Say
Poll: Should chocolate brands be allowed sponsor sports organisations?
A new Cadbury’s limited edition Moro bar will include the message: ‘Boost your passion for the GAA’
# Your Say
Poll: Should supermarkets stop selling sweets at the checkout?
A new campaign is calling on Irish supermarkets to make checkouts sweet-free zones. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
# Junk Food
Treats at the tills: Supermarkets asked to ban sweets from the checkouts
It could be an end to seeing sweets and chocolate at the tills as Safefood wants an end to unhealthy treats at queuing areas.
# Junk Food
Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.
# childhood obesity
Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools
Frances Fitzgerald said that schools should “move in the direction” of health foods but admitted that some schools have vending machine contracts in place.
# Money for nothing
McDonald's worker accidentally hands couple bag of cash instead of food
They came for curly fries. They left with so much more.
# Junk Food
Junk food TV ad ban to begin in September, but cheese is excluded
A consultation process has resulted in lobbying from the industry to ensure that cheese advertising is not banned.
# loosen that belt
How poor countries are now facing obesity epidemics
The World Health Organisation has warned that unhealthy food needs to be taxed to divert people from buying it.
# fright food
11 food combinations we can't believe exist
We’re repelled but we can’t look away.
# too much chocolate
The story of your Easter chocolate binge in pictures
So. Much. Chocolate.
# Obesity
Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising
The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.
# ow my arteries
6 foods that will disgust you into post-Christmas detox
After reading this, you won’t be able to so much as LOOK at a chip.
# Prime Numbers
Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers
How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Junk Food
Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries
Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.
# Junk Food
Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?
A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.
# LIVE FOREVER
Two tips to become the world’s oldest woman, from the world’s oldest woman
Want to live forever, at least into your hundreds? Besse Cooper, who has turned 116 years old recently, gives some simple advice.
# Fast Food
Ordering a burger meal with all the trimmings? Read this first...
SafeFood has revealed that a burger meal can contain up to 100 per cent of an adult’s daily amounts for calories, fat and salt.
# JUNK FOOD BAN
Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows
Disney says it will no longer be sponsored by junk food.
# Calorie Count
Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...
New research has found that the average 12-inch pizza can contain more than the total recommended daily calorie intake for one day. Uh-oh.
# Obesity
One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.