Agencies Release Guidelines on Marketing Food to Kids
Last week, CDC, FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Trade Commission issued new guidelines on food industry marketing to children in an effort to reduce childhood obesity. The recommendations stipulate that food marketed to children should contain zero trans fat, one gram or less of saturated fat and no more than 13 grams of added sugar.
- "U.S. Seeks New Limits on Food Ads for Children" (Neuman, New York Times, 4/28).
- "Agencies Propose Voluntary Nutrition Goals for Kids' Food" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/28).
- "Obama Pressures Food Companies on Health Rules" (Jalonick, AP/Washington Times, 4/28).