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US: Industry self-regulation not working. Foods advertised to children on TV remain nutritionally poor

Major US food and beverage companies pledged in 2007 to stop advertising unhealthy food to children.  A study by children’s advocacy group Children Now reveals that this pledge is not working.  They conclude that industry self-regulation is unlikely to help address childhood obesity.

Read the report from Children Now: The Impact of Self-Regulation on the Nutritional Quality of Foods …

Read more: Children Now press release, 14 Dec 2009

Published on December 15, 2009 in International news