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
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here