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Junk Food Kids

Retailer Just Says No to Exploiting Children

Michele Simon | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

I am often asked: Who in the food industry is doing it right? I am very happy to finally have an answer to that question.

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...

Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There have been 29 mass shootings in the United States between the events of April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School and the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I propose these shootings were, in part, a health care issue.

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.

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.

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 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.

Let Them Eat Cake: Why Junk Food Is OK For Kids (In Moderation)

Adam Roberts | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Adam Roberts

According to the C.D.C., "childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years." As a New York Times Op-Ed piece stated in 2008: "Tens of mill...