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dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, Simone
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, M.
dc.contributor.authorChapman, K.
dc.contributor.authorQuester, P.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, C.
dc.identifier.citationPettigrew, S. and Roberts, M. and Chapman, K. and Quester, P. and Miller, C. 2011. Failing to Engage: Parents’ Acceptance of the Promotion of Unhealthy Foods to Children, in Marketing in the Age of Consumerism: Jekyll or Hyde?: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Conference, Nov 28 2011. Perth, WA: ANZMAC.

Six focus groups were conducted with parents and children to explore issues relating to the promotion of unhealthy foods to children. While general discontent with food advertising was expressed by parents and children, none of the parents reported ever making a formal complaint and most exhibited a begrudging acceptance of the current rates of advertising of unhealthy foods and the manner in which these foods are promoted. The primary reasons for this acceptance were found to be (i) an understanding that businesses need to promote their products to ensure their survival, (ii) an assumption that parents should be capable of overcoming the negative effects of advertising, (iii) the perceived value of competitions, toys, and other give-aways, and (iv) the increasing availability of healthy product variations.

dc.titleFailing to Engage: Parents’ Acceptance of the Promotion of Unhealthy Foods to Children
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Conference
dcterms.source.seriesAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateNov 28 2011
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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