I’m late in getting to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s report on food companies’ policies on marketing to children. The report is in the form of a report card. Most companies get very bad grades. Mars gets the best (a B+) mainly because it has a policy. Most don’t.
The report says nothing about whether the policies are working. Based on past experience, I’d guess they are not. But don’t they look great on paper?
Here’s the Chicago Tribune’s take on this.
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Anderson. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Anderson at 2:25 p.m.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”