The Herald reports:
New Zealand children will wear cameras in a world-first study to monitor the daily advertising bombardment of junk food and other unhealthy products.
More than 200 schoolchildren will be equipped with tiny video cameras that they will carry for a year.
The study follows a pilot survey that revealed an assault of promotions on billboards, shelters, dairies and the back of buses.
Researchers hope the results will be used to help formulate health policy in a country where the obesity rate among children aged between 5 and 11 jumped from 8 to 11 per cent in just six years.
With 99.9% confidence I can predict the proposed policy will be to ban advertising of foods that our health overlords deem bad for us.
Part of a $5 million collaborative programme between Otago University and Victoria University researchers, the study will produce millions of images to be analysed using a computer algorithm.
$5 million to produce shock horror headlines that kids see 27,526 advertisements a year for food, and the inevitable conclusion than advertising of non-approved foods must be banned.Tags: advertising, Nanny State, obesity