Consumers International and the International Obesity Task Force have just proposed a ban on global marketing of food to children that goes much further than the voluntary promises of food product companies like Kraft, Kellogg, and PepsiCo. The proposal calls for:
- No radio or TV advertising of junk foods (including beverages) from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- No marketing of junk foods on social-networking Web sites and other forms of new media.
- No gifts and toys to promote junk foods.
- No use of celebrities to market junk foods.
- No use of cartoon characters to market junk foods.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.