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7 January 2009

The Top Anti-Junk Food Marketing Moments in 2008

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s childhood obesity team has produced a list of “great anti-junk food marketing” moments in 2008. They focus on progress in industry self-regulation, but also on congressional legislation to restrict marketing and put healthier foods in schools.

Their list included such items as:

Under public pressure, Nestle USA joined the Council of Better Business Bureau’s Children’s Food and Beverage Initiative, which aims to set nutrition standards for the foods that will (and will not) be marketed to kids
At a U.S. Senate hearing, Nickelodeon scrambled to defend their reluctance to set nutritional standards for character licensing, and lawmakers made it clear that they will be closely watching self-regulation efforts
McDonald’s stopped advertising on report cards in Seminole, Florida, after nearly two thousand parents complained

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