by Marion Nestle
May 31 2010
CSPI’s report card on food marketing policies (or the lack thereof)
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.