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The Daily Szep -- Junk Food

Paul Szep | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Not Lovin' It: Moms and McDonalds Don't Mix

Anna Lappé | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Anna Lappé

The ways the food industry now targets kids are so pervasive and the tactics so deceitful that even the most diligent parent cannot prevent their kids from being inundated at the most impressionable stages in their development.

Reduce, Reuse, Rebrand? Coca-Cola and Chicago Team Up to Greenwash

Anna Lappé | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

What if you woke up one morning to learn that your community had become enlisted to advertise for Coca-Cola? You didn't have a choice. People in neighborhoods across your city were told the same thing. That's basically what happened in the city of Chicago.

Profit in Exchange for Children's Health

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Children's health and well-being are essential to the future vitality and security of this country, and parents care deeply about their children's health. But, parents also know they are up against powerful commercial interests, and they are starting to get angry.

Ex-Food Exec: Food Industry 'Puts Profits Over Public Health'

Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

A former food industry executive is turning against his own. Michael Mudd, the ex-vice president of global corporate affairs for Kraft foods, urge...

The Science Behind Junk Food Marketing (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Everyone has a go-to snack food. Potato chips, cookies, crackers, candy bars ... drooling yet? However, some recent revelations about the industry tha...

The Real Battlefront for Child Obesity

Carolyn Bronstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Carolyn Bronstein

Parents must understand the psychology behind food-related advertising to children, get wise to current formats, and initiate consumer action. Turns out, a generation of kids has been taught that food is fun, rather than fuel.

Time to Stop Marketing Food to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Michele Simon

It's time we stopped fretting over nutrition standards for marketing to kids and start working on a new strategy to eliminate all food marketing to young children, period.

TV and the Power of Suggestion

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

The power of suggestion is indeed powerful. And, in my opinion, it's rarely to our benefit. Think about it -- when you have a craving, is it for something healthy like apples or spinach, chicken or salmon? Not for me.

Why Disney's Junk Food Ad Ban Marks the Future of Food Reform

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The biggest news in the kid-and-food world yesterday was an announcement in which Disney promised to phase out the advertising of junk food on its child-directed television channels, web sites and radio stations. The initiative should be enthusiastically applauded.

Downsizing Soda: A Drop in the Bucket

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Mayor Bloomberg is brave to go head-to-head with Big Food by limiting portion size and trying to create a new norm, but this tactic might further distract from the underlying problem of our virtually unregulated toxic and super-sized food supply.

Congress to Kids: Drop Dead

Michele Simon | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Michele Simon

Last month, when Congress declared pizza a vegetable, it was hard to believe things could get much worse. But never underestimate politicians' ability to put corporate interests ahead of children's health.

Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids: Really, Grocery Manufacturers? That's Your Highest Priority?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The food industry's single biggest priority is preserving its ability to market junk food to young kids. If you don't believe me, ask the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

We're Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Larry Cohen | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Larry Cohen

Parents simply can't compete with the $2 billion a year spent on kids ads promoting foods that are laden in sugar, salt and fat. We need someone to hold food and beverage companies accountable.

WATCH: The 5 Most Effective Food Ads Of The Season

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

Wednesday, ad consulting company Ace Matrix released its list of the most effective TV commercials of Q3 of 2011, just in time for Advertising Week. A...

How Children Convince Their Moms To Buy Junk Food

Posted 10.16.2011 | Home

In the August 2011 issue of the Journal of Children and Media, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explore the notion o...

Food Companies Find Way Around Junk Food Ad Ban

Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

BOSTON - Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and beverages directly to children may be turning to product placement on television...

Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect Our Kids' Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Federal guidelines that would help support healthy foods for kids are under attack.

Feds Ask Companies To Limit Food Marketing To Kids

Slashfood | Posted 06.29.2011 | Home

Is the federal government about to put Tony the Tiger out of a job? In the face of a national epidemic of childhood obesity, a collection of federa...

Lucia Graves

Kucinich Pushes To End Tax Subsidies For Junk Food Advertising

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to the NAACP convention in Kansas City about childhood obesity Monday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) continued his ...

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

It's American Diabetes Month

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Type 2 diabetes is such an American epidemic that we can skip giving kids bikes for Christmas and move right to the wheelchairs they'll be needing later in life. Forget the basketballs, baseball gloves and bats.

Attack of the Killer Oreos?

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

As the father of 8 and 10 year-old boys, I have yearned for a government that is willing to step in, when necessary, to protect my kids from the harmfulness of our excessive consumerism.

Venus and Serena Williams Endorse Oreos; Meth Next

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Is it responsible to link a junk food of such notoriety to sports?

NBC Expands Ban On Junk Food Ads For Kid's Programming

Advertising Age | Ira Teinowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Universal is expanding a ban on ads promoting unhealthy food from its Qubo block of original children's programming to similar shows on the local ...