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Food Marketing to Children

Did the CEO of Big Mac Tell a Whopper to His Shareholders?

Josh Golin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Golin

If, come September, we do in fact see Ronald McDonald in schools, it won't only be bad news for children -- it will be bad news for Don Thompson's reputation.

Clowning Around With Charity: How McDonald's Exploits Philanthropy and Targets Children

Michele Simon | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Pop quiz: Who do you think funds the hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the nation? McDonald's, right? Sort of, but not really. Confused? Wondering how a corporation that raked in $27 billion last year can be so stingy with its own charity? You're not alone.

The Wrong Obama Gives Tough Talk on Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Michele Simon

The first lady joked that some industry members may be waiting things out, figuring that "in a few years, this lady will be gone and this whole Let's Move thing will finally be over, so we can go back to business as usual." That's exactly what they are thinking.

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.

Parents Can't Do It Alone: Everyone Is Responsible for Children's Health

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Policy makers, the public health community and food and media companies have a responsibility to take action to help parents raise healthy children.

Parents to Cereal Companies: "Help Us Enjoy the Cereal Aisle by Marketing Your Healthier Products to Kids"

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Did you ever wonder why more parent-child conflicts occur in the cereal aisle than in the adjoining aisles that sell dried pasta, canned tuna, or paper towels?

Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign Helps Torpedo Voluntary Food Marketing Guidelines for Kids

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While the proposed voluntary principles set for food marketers are ambitious and would take time to put into place, the public health stakes could not be higher.

McDonald's Now Using Goats to Entice Children

Michele Simon | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

To call McDonald's latest advertising campaign aimed at children cynical doesn't give enough credit to the fast food giant and its ad agency, Leo Burnett.

2012: The Year to Stop Playing Nice

Michele Simon | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Given all the defeats and set-backs this year due to powerful food industry lobbying, the good food movement should by now be collectively shouting: I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

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...

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...