This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
Issue Brief on use of branded characters to market to kids
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a new Issue Brief on food companies’ use of branded characters to market to kids. Here’s what it’s talking about:
These, RWJ says, work better with junk foods than healthy foods, even though some child health advocates have called for their use only for healthy foods.
I don’t want them used to sell anything to kids. I don’t think anyone should be marketing anything to kids.
RWJ’s assessment of the present situation? “Significant opportunities for improvement still exist.”