Food Marketing

New Report Demonstrates Food Industry Self-Regulation Has Failed; Junk Food Still Extensively Marketed to Children

Date of Release: 

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009
Contact:  Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

New Report Demonstrates Food Industry Self-Regulation Has Failed;
Junk Food Still Extensively Marketed to Children

Tell Big Food CEOs: Stop Sabotaging Guidelines That Protect Children's Health

August 17, 2011 — Government agencies led by the Federal Trade Commission have proposed voluntary guidelines for food marketing to children.  The guidelines are far from perfect—real regulation with enforcement mechanisms is the best way to improve the food environment for children—but they represent an important step.

Tell Scholastic: Stop the In-School SunnyD Sugar Spree

When CCFC member Angela Stephens went shopping with her six-year-old son, she was surprised when he “launched into a commercial for SunnyD.”  Angela's family goes to great lengths to protect her son from commercial influences and has never purchased SunnyD because of concerns about its poor nutritional value.

But when her son excitedly told her that if she bought SunnyD his class would get free books, she realized why he was lobbying so hard: his teacher told him to.

Save the Lorax!

For more than forty years, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has been a clarion call for conservation. Generations of children have been moved by its powerful tale of how rampant greed and consumerism destroyed the forest of Truffula Trees and the Brown Bar-ba-loots, Swomee-Swans, and Humming-Fish that depended on them. But now the book’s powerful message is in danger of being crushed by a real-life landslide of corporate greed.

Tell Food Lion to Pull the Plug on 3GTv

"Having TV screens all over the grocery stores undermines my parenting!  You simply cannot avoid the presence of television!  Not only are they getting to play their ads for our kids, but they are sending the message that it is normal to stare at a screen all day...in the car, at the store, in school...
It's truly sickening."  - CCFC member Samantha Penrose, mother of three, Urbana, IL

"TV as it was meant to be! (You know, for advertising!)" - 3GTv's trademarked slogan

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