Food Marketing

L.A. Teachers to McDonald's: Stay Away from Our Students

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David Monahan and Sriram Madhusoodanan

This piece was originally published at BeyondChron 

This week, Los Angeles teachers made it very clear: it’s time for McDonald’s to stay away from their students and schools. “Across the country and in Los Angeles, McDonald’s is exploiting our schools and teachers to market its unhealthy fare to children,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, vice president of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).

CCFC Files Testimony to Support Ban on Junk Food Ads in Rhode Island Schools

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David Monahan

 
The State of Rhode Island House Health Education and Welfare Committee is considering a bill which would prohibit any advertising in schools for food or beverages which do not meet minimum USDA nutrition standards. While CCFC believes schools should be free of all advertising, the bill is an important step towards protecting Rhode Island students from junk food marketing. Below is the testimony which CCFC and Corporate Accountability International have filed in support of this bill.

3 million teachers to McDonald's: We're not lovin' it

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Contacts: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Kara Kaufman (617-695-2525; kkaufman@stopcorporateabuse.org)

For Immediate Release

3 million teachers to McDonald’s: We’re not lovin’ it

Adding to corporation’s woes, nation’s largest teachers union rejects McTeacher’s Nights, marketing in schools

McDonald's CEO Can Duck My Question but Can't Ignore our Movement to Protect Kids

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Charlie Feick

Yesterday, as part of an action organized by Corporate Accountability Interational, I had the opportunity to attend McDonald’s 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting and ask new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, if he is ready to commit to ending his company’s predatory marketing to kids. As a teacher, it is particularly concerning to me that McDonald’s uses schools as its own personal ad space. I know the importance of keeping marketing out of schools, especially when the brand promoted is fueling today’s health epidemic.

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