Support Healthier Food Marketing to Children
  • Petitioned Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children

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Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children

Support Healthier Food Marketing to Children

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      PreventObesity.net

 

Kids today are exposed to a barrage of marketing that promotes unhealthy food. We have an opportunity to change that for the better -- and help America's kids stay happy and healthier. The Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture make up the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children (IWG). The IWG is proposing voluntary principles to guide the food and beverage industry toward improving healthy food marketing to children, but the public comment period is closing on July 13th. These common sense principles will ensure that food marketing aimed at children will promote healthier products. It will provide food and beverage companies with a clear and consistent set of nutrition and marketing standards to help them market healthy items to kids.   But the IWG needs to hear from people who want healthier food marketing to kids before the July 13 deadline.

 

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    • Kylie Johnson BUENA PARK, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Obesity is a serious problem in the United States and we need to address this problem beginning with how children eat. Marketing is a major problem. This is a really good cause and I hope people support this. This type of action could help to prevent the development of illnesses in our children's future such as diabetes, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer.

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