Video: Today, the Oakland-based Prevention Institute released it’s new 2- minute, everything-you-need-to- know video: We’re Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids. Use it!
Commentary: David Britt and Lori Dorfman have a terrific editorial in The Hill today on why everyone needs to support the government’s proposed voluntary nutrition standards for food marketing to kids.
Newsletter: And I’ve only just discovered the UK-based International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO)’s weekly news briefing on articles and events in food marketing to children.
Here is just a sample from last week and this week. I’ve mentioned some of these in previous posts but it’s great to have them collected in one place:
UK: BBC radio programme on marketing junk food to kids
US: consumer laws can be invoked to protect children from junk food marketing
US: Toys turn healthy foods into ‘happy meals’ for more click here
India: Ban ki-moon calls upon kids’ processed food makers to act with integrity
US: Packaging gets US high schoolers to pick carrots over cookies
UK: Government rejects calls for ban on junk-food advertising
UK: Alcohol giant set to ‘target children’ through Facebook
Fight about the role of soft drinks at the ADA
Australia: Hungry Jacks to put broccoli on fast food menu
Coca-Cola to invest $3bn in Russia, 2012-2015
Australia: food federation accuses consumer group of promoting unhealthy foods – and uses traffic light criteria to back their argument
US ‘spends $ billions subsidising junk food products’ to view full report Click here
Scientists support the administration’s Inter-Agency Working Group on food marketed to children Click here to view
Some 75 health and marketing experts from the nation’s universities call on President Obama not to abandon the Federal Trade Commission-led nutrition guidelines that would recommend strict limits for marketing foods to children. Click here to view details