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Junk Food Marketing

McDonald's Launches Its Own TV Channel: Say 'No' to Television and 'Yes' to Your Family

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

TV for dinner? Fast-food restaurants are taking hold of this trend by putting televisions in plain view for their diners. McDonald's recently launched its own TV channel. Why might this be a problem?

General Mills Hit With Class-Action Suit Over Fishy Health Claims

Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is planning to file a class-action lawsuit against General Mills for the company's spurious marke...

Junk Food Companies Contradict Themselves on Marketing to Kids

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.13.2011 | Parents
Donald Cohen

The food lobby alternates between saying marketing guidelines won't make a difference in reducing obesity among American children, and saying they are unnecessary government intrusions. Which is it?

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...

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 Did Our Food Get So Crazy?

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Sandwiched between each program are ads for food, all kinds of food -- bizarre food, excessive food, greasy, salty, sugary food, diet food, fast food, convenient food -- but no food that supports human health.

Let's Tell Big Food to Stop Acting Like Spoiled Kids -- and Stop Inciting Real Kids to Nag for Junk Food

Susan Linn | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Linn

As concern about childhood obesity escalates, the barrage of kid-targeted marketing for unhealthy food is increasingly identified as a factor -- not the sole cause, but an important part of the problem -- which could easily be remedied.

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 tele...

Doctors to McDonald's: Stop Making Our Kids Sick

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Frances Moore Lappe

This week an open letter to McDonald's signed by 550 health professionals appeared in full-page ads in newspapers across the country.