Have Your Say: Marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children and youth

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) wants to know what you think about marketing unhealthy food and drinks to children and youth. There is evidence that marketing of food and beverages impacts children and youth's food choices and health. To learn more visit our website.

By answering these questions, you will help us better understand what Ottawa residents think about marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and youth in Ottawa. Your answers will be used to explore healthy public policy options and guide future education activities.

This survey asks for your opinions about marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children and youth. It also asks your thoughts on access to these products by children and youth.

When we say marketing, we mean any message that advertises or promotes a product or service. Examples of marketing include: Where companies place the product and displays  Prizes and deals  Sponsorship  Having mascots or characters popular with children promote products  Promotions using celebrities  On-line ads

When we say ‘unhealthy’ food and drinks, we mean food and drinks that that are high in sugar, salt, fat or calories.

We are collecting feedback from people age 16 and over who live, work or go to school in Ottawa. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. 

There is no direct benefit to you if you answer this survey. This survey is anonymous. We won't ask you for any information that may identify you. Some questions allow you to enter any information you want. If you enter information that identifies you, we will not use that information in a way that will identify you. The answers from this survey will be used in a report to the Ottawa Board of Health. These reports will use the information either combined or in a way that no person who answered could be identified. You can skip any questions you want or stop doing the survey at any time. Doing so will not affect any services you may be entitled to from OPH.

The findings of this survey will be made publicly available here and will be shared with the Ottawa Board of Health.To learn more, read the Ottawa Board of Health report.

You can skip any questions you want or stop doing the survey at any time. Doing so will not affect any services you may be entitled to from OPH.

If you have questions about this survey, please contact us:
  • By phone: 613-580-6744 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm)
  • By email: M2CY@ottawa.ca.

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