Nov. 20, 2018
Food as entertainment
Dr. Charlene Elliott, PhD is the Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Health at the University of Calgary. She is a professor of communications studies, and holds a joint appointment with the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Kinesiology.
Charlene's program of research seeks to explore the complex nature of children's food marketing, and to study what it means — in terms of dietary habits and health — to promote food using particular types of marketing appeals. Her works probe both the formal and informal regulatory approaches that seek to direct the consumption practices of Canadians. She has provided input and recommendations on federal and international initiatives pertaining to food, labelling and policy.