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Junk Food Advertising

Are Your Childhood Desires Making You Sick and Fat?

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

Your long-term childhood exposure to these campaigns encouraged and capitalized on your appetite for immediate gratification at the expense of your long-term health. Now, as an adult, you're likely hooked and addicted to lifestyle choices of unhealthy food, alcohol, and late night sleep deprivation.

What Parents Need To Know About Free Online Games For Kids

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of the foods marketed through "advergames," which are free online games that target children, have high levels of fat, sugar and salt, according ...

Dad's Not Lovin' It Either

Josh Golin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Golin

Systemic change will not happen until we address the vast sums of money and resources corporations like McDonald's spend each year to undermine parents' efforts to instill healthy eating habits in their children.

Betcha Can't Eat Just One

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel J. Schultz

As I read Michael Moss's new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, I saw myself in it. I was one of the kids these companies targeted and successfully sold their products to.

Can Parents Trust Cereal Companies? Not So Much

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

If cereal companies want parents to trust them, they need to do more to earn that trust.

Repubs Scuttle Plans For Junk Food Marketing Overhaul

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam can rest easy. Government officials fine-tuning guidelines for marketing food to children say they won't p...

Athletes Shill For Triple Double Oreos

Posted 10.19.2011 | Home

The new Triple Double Oreos have gotten heat for their high calorie counts since being introduced last month, one of two new Oreo introductions. But a...

Government To Crack Down On Marketing Junk Food To Kids

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.28.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The government is pressuring food companies to cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, releasing guidelines Thursday that cou...

Lucia Graves

Kucinich Pushes To End Tax Subsidies For Junk Food Advertising | 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 ...