I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
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.”