Tell New York City: Stop Predatory Fast Food Marketing to Kids
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New York City Council

Tell New York City: Stop Predatory Fast Food Marketing to Kids

    1. Petition by

      Corporate Accountability International


Across the country, kids are getting sick at alarming rates from the food they eat. More than ever, children are inundated with junk food marketing, even as studies show that reducing predatory marketing improves kids’ health.

Each year the fast food industry sells more than $5 billion in kids’ meals by attracting kids with toy giveaways. It’s time such incentives stop being attached to food that is anything but happy for our children’s health.   

That’s why the New York City Council is introducing legislation to set nutritional standards for kid’s meals sold with toy giveaways.

Take action below to urge the New York City Council members and Mayor Bloomberg to take a stand for kids’ health and pass this measure.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. More than 550 health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald's Corp. asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald.

    3. 1 out of 3 American children are overweight or obese

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Obesity rates in NYC have doubled since 1990

    6. 4 agencies propose limits on marketing junk food to kids

    7. The FTC released its long-awaited voluntary principles for food marketing to children today. Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, and advisor to this campaign asks "Can’t we do any better?"

    8. Former Coca-Cola exec defends McDonald's predatory marketing

    9. One-third of kids choose Happy Meals for the toys, not the food, says recent market research

    10. Reuters: McDonald's grimaces at Happy Meal lawsuit

    11. A whopping one-third of America's kids are overweight or obese

    12. As NYC challenges predatory marketing, McDonald's puts Ronald back to work

    13. Reached 250 signatures
    14. McDonald's sells $5 billion worth of Happy Meals every year

    15. Reached 200 signatures
    16. San Francisco recently enacted legislation to curb predatory marketing Let's get NYC to do the same!

    17. Reached 100 signatures
    18. New York City May Ditch Toys from Unhealthy Kids' Meals

      Kids flock to McDonald's and other fast food joints like enthusiastic moths to the flame. While salty, fattening treats like chicken nuggets and french fries are certainly part of the draw, many children come for more desirable prizes — shiny, new...

    19. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alan Burke M PONDS, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Because I don,t believe in eating McKenzies burgers O.K.?

    • Laura Schlegel CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      they are the biggest contributors to abusive factory farms

      • about 3 years ago

      it causes major health problems in latter life.

      • about 3 years ago

      That stuff is dead food, and people are living on it. It supplies preservatives and carcinogens. STOP FAST FOOD IN OUR SCHOOLS!

    • Uwe und Ehrengard Becken 47661 ISSUM, DE
      • about 3 years ago

      If you want to have healthy Kids you dont give them fast food. This makes ill!


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