Food Marketing

New Star Wars Food Lures Children to the Fat Side; Revenge of the Sith Rife with Junk Food Promotions

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005
Contact: Dr. Susan Linn, Judge Baker Children’s Center; (617) 278-4285;susan<at>commercialfreechildhood.org
Dr. Jane Levine, Kids Can Make a Difference; (860) 245-3620; jane.levine@comcast.net
For Immediate Release

New Star Wars Food Lures Children to the Fat Side
Revenge of the Sith Rife with Junk Food Promotions

Parents Beware: SpongeBob Movie Rife with Commercialism

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

November 16, 2004
Contact: Dr. Susan Linn (617) 278-4282 susan<at>commercialfreechildhood.org
For Immediate Release

Parents Beware: SpongeBob Movie Rife with Commercialism

Citing the film’s promotions with Burger King, Kellogg’s, and Keebler, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is warning parents to beware of the excessive and harmful levels of commercialism in the new SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

“Stop Selling Out to Coke!” Dentists and Children’s Coalition Urge Pediatric Dental Academy

Date of Release: 

Monday, October 20, 2003

For More Information Contact:

For more information, contact:
Allen Kanner, Ph.D. (707)-824-1696

Alvin F. Poussaint, MD (617) 232-8390x2303

John Ruby, DMD, PhD (205)975-7003

“Stop Selling Out to Coke!”  Dentists and Children’s Coalition Urge Pediatric Dental Academy

Toying with the Happy Meal: Is McDonald’s evading the law?

by: 

Michele Simon

While most media outlets dubbed it the "Happy Meal toy ban," the ordinance passed in San Francisco last year didn't ban anything. The law just placed a few reasonable nutrition guidelines (a maximum of 600 calories per meal and limits on fat and salt, for example) for restaurants using free toy incentives to lure kids into a lifetime of bad eating habits. In a rare victory for children's health, the bill passed despite heavy lobbying by McDonald's.

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