On Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th of February, 2022, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition and it’s partners hosted a workshop entitled Let’s Talk About Marketing to Children & What We Can Do About It.
View/download the flyer here.
- To build capacity of youth health advocates to identify and challenge industry tactics to market health-harming products to children and youth
- To build awareness and understanding of the alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food and beverage industry playbook to gain child and youth customers
- To build awareness and understanding of the harm of these tactics
- To explore the importance of the watchdog role as health advocates and strategies that can be used to challenge these tactics
- To develop a Call to Action from youth advocates across the globe
- Improved understanding of alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy food and beverage industry tactics to gain child and youth customers
- Increased capacity of youth advocates to identify marketing tactics
- Increased understanding of strategies that can be used to challenge these health harming industry tactics
Welcome, Goal, Objectives & Introduction of Moderator – Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
Lawyer & Healthy Caribbean Youth Member
A Future For our World’s Children? – The Power of Youth Advocacy
Ms. Laura Marcela Aguirre-Martínez, Youth Advisory Board Member, The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
Ms. Laura Marcela Aguirre-Martínez
The CRC and How does marketing to children infringe on Children’s Right to Health?
Nicole D Foster (nee Clarke)
Deputy Dean & Head, Law & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Law, UWI Cave Hill Campus, Attorney-at-Law & Policy Advisor, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
History of Industry Interference and Marketing to Children – The Tobacco Industry
Dr. Bonnie Balpern-Flesher
Professor of Pediatrics. Director, Reach Lab and Founder and Executive Director, Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit, and Vaping Information, Solutions, and Interventions Toolkit.
Moderated Discussion – Examples from around the world – Industry interference and marketing tobacco products to children
Moderator: Aditya Indla, Anti-Vaping Advocate & Gym Americas Core Team Member
- Caribbean – Barbara McGaw, Project Manager, Heart Foundation of Jamaica
- Brazil/ South America – Mariana Pinho, Coordinator of the Tobacco Control Project, ACT Health Promotion
- North America – Gustavo Torrez, Director of Youth Advocacy, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
History of Industry Interference and Marketing to Children – The Alcohol Industry
Director of Strategy and Advocacy, Movendi
Moderated Discussion – Examples from around the world – Industry interference and marketing alcohol products to children – Moderator – Abhinav Vallur, Youth Advisory Board, Stanford REACH Lab
- Caribbean – Prof Rohan Maharaj, Senior Lecturer (University of the West Indies) and Technical Advisor (Healthy Caribbean Coalition)
- Latin America – Viviana Monge, Costa Rica Saludable
Prof Rohan Maharaj
12.25 – 12.45 p.m. | Lightning Round Discussion: The Youth Have been fighting back! – Examples of strategies to challenge the Tobacco and Alcohol Industry – Moderator: Neha Jain, Research Fellow with the Public Health Foundation of India & GYM 2021 Coordinating Committee
- Through Research: HRIDAY – Changes in tobacco depictions after implementation of tobacco-free film and TV rules in Bollywood films in India and Surrogate Advertising Campaigns? – Ms. Tina Rawal, Director, Youth Engagement and Partnerships, at HRIDAY and Research Scientist at Health Promotion Division, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
- Through Awareness: Stanford REACH Youth Advisory Board – Dr. Marcia Monica Zorrilla, Director of Positive Youth Development and Public Health Specialist Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, REACH Lab
Ms. Tina Rawal
Dr. Marcia Monica Zorrilla
12.55 – 1.00 p.m | Closing Remarks – Kimberley Benjamin, Lawyer & Healthy Caribbean Youth Member and Ms. Radhika Shrivastav, Senior Director, HRIDAY and Danielle Walwyn, HCC Advocacy Officer.
Ms. Radhika Shrivastav
Welcome and Overview of Marketing to Children, Focus on Big Food and Introduction of the Moderator – Neha Jain, Research Fellow with the Public Health Foundation of India & GYM 2021 Coordinating Committee.
Pierre Cooke Jr.
Technical Advisor, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
The Next Big Child Rights Fight Against the Food & Beverage Industry: The marketing of junk food to children – D’Arcy Williams, Programme Officer, UNICEF
Moderated Discussion – Examples of industry interference and marketing to children from around the world:
Moderator: Shereika Mills, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network
- Danielle Walwyn, Advocacy Officer, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
- Dr. Camila Maranha, Professor, Faculty of Nutrition in the Fluminense Federal University in Brazil
- Claudia Selin Batz, Policy & Projects Coordinator, World Obesity Federation
Dr. Camila Maranha
Claudia Selin Batz
Lightning Round Discussion: The Youth Have been fighting back!
Examples of strategies to challenge the Unhealthy Food and Beverage Industry – Moderator: Ana Larrañaga Flota, MA candidate, University of Sussex
- Fighting for Policy Change – Tasha Mhakayakora, Bite Back 2030
- Barbados childhood obesity prevention youth advocates – Jakaila Hewitt, Medical Student and Youth Advocate
- Andrew Lesa, NCD Child
Ana Larrañaga Flota
Group Report Back
Closing Comments and Next Steps – Tina Rawal, Neha Jain, Laura Cury, Aditya Inda, Peirre Cooke Jr. and Danielle Walwyn