HEPA Europe 2016: Big Food Sponsorship of Physical Activity Schemes
The HEPA Europe Conference was held 28th-30th of September, 2016 at Queens University, Belfast. As part of the conference I delivering an oral presentation of a study that my colleague, Kass Gibson and I have been working on.
The study made use of a content analysis of the twitter feed #ParkLives to explore the extent that ParkLives is being used to market the brand to children and to consider how the wider socio-ecological environment might be influenced.
Personal lifestyle choices, such as the food and drink we consume are heavily influenced by the choices that are put in front of us and Corporate Social Responsibility projects such as ParkLives could be used to recruit allies, co-opt critics and direct opinion on the determinants of a range of public health issues away from corporate influence and toward personal responsibility.
Update: The paper that was published as a result of this work is as follows: Jane, B., & Gibson, K. (2017). Corporate sponsorship of physical activity promotion programmes: part of the solution or part of the problem?. Journal of Public Health, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx065
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