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US: IOM report slams junk food advertising to kids

Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity

The Institute of Medicine has just released a new report which describes the state of US food and beverage marketing to children and youth and the impact of this exposure on their diets and health.

Read the report online: Institute of Medicine website, 6 Dec 2005


Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?

The IOM reviewed over 120 scientific studies that examined the role and effect of food advertising and concluded that current food and beverage marketing practices puts children’s long-term health at risk.

Read more: Institute of Medicine, 6 Dec 2005

Government Report Indicts Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Read more: Consumer Affairs, 6 Dec 2005


Children’s TV ads go on diet

If corporations don’t self-regulate more effectively – shifting the emphasis towards healthy foods – then the IOM recommends that Congress does it for them.

Read more: Independent / NZ Herald, 15 Dec 2005

Published on December 6, 2005 in International news