Webinar discusses how local governments can reduce food marketing to kids

July 22, 2013

Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is hosting a webinar “Marketing Matters: How Local Governments Can Address Food Marketing to Children” on Thursday, […]

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Nutrition standards won’t fix ‘Big Food’s’ worst child marketing tactics

July 11, 2013

By Michele Simon Last month, I participated in an important panel at a childhood obesity conference to discuss the current strategy backed by some advocacy groups: asking industry to market […]

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This is your brain on food commercials…

May 14, 2013

By Ashley N. Gearhardt Gooey chocolate and scoops of mouth-watering chocolate ice cream. Steaming hot golden French fries. Children see thousands of commercials each year designed to increase their desire […]

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Unhealthy ads dominate Spanish children’s television shows

May 13, 2013

By Jacquellena Carrero Latinos have some of the highest rates of obesity in the nation, and the results of a new study show that advertisers may be contributing to the problem. […]

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McDonald’s fined in Brazil for pushing Happy Meals to children

April 29, 2013

By Brad Haynes A consumer protection agency in Brazil has taken aim at the Happy Meal, fining McDonald’s Corp on April 22 for targeting children with its advertising and toys. The Procon agency in the state […]

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Green food labels make nutrition-poor food seem healthy

March 21, 2013

A Cornell researcher says in a forthcoming print issue of Health Communication that consumers are more likely to perceive a candy bar as more healthful when it has a green […]

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Food and beverage marketing to children and adolescents: Limited progress by 2012, recommendations for the future

February 20, 2013

For decades, American children and adolescents have been surrounded by advertising and marketing for unhealthy foods and beverages. While the food and beverage industry, as well as local and national […]

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Obese kids more susceptible to food advertisements, brain scan study suggests

December 4, 2012

By Ryan Jaslow A new study adds to the debate about the role food advertising has in the childhood obesity epidemic. The study, published online Nov. 30 in the Journal of Pediatrics, […]

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Promoting nutrition, Disney to restrict junk-food ads

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012, The New York Times By Brooks Barnes The Walt Disney Company, in an effort to address concerns about entertainment’s role in childhood obesity, plans to announce on June […]

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Children’s food and beverages fail to live up to health claims on packaging

April 19, 2012

According to new research from Sana Chehimi, MPH, of the Prevention Institute, health claims on children’s food labels are misleading and fail to meet basic nutrient guidelines. Chehimi presented her […]

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