Fun Irish campaign tells junk food peddlers: Stop Targeting Kids!


David Monahan

We’re big fans of the Irish Heart Foundation’s new “Stop Targeting Kids” campaign. It’s a fun and easy-to-share way to get the point across: corporations have plenty of dirty tricks up their sleeves in order to get kids hooked on junk food! 

The campaign’s videos feature “brand managers” happily revealing their best kid-targeting techniques — like this one starring Kerry Connolly Cooper of the fictional “Chewbos” candy:

CCFC supports ban on junk food marketing in Rhode Island schools


David Monahan, CCFC Campaign Manager

CCFC has filed written testimony in support of a bill which would ban junk food marketing in schools in Rhode Island. We suggested that they remove a loophole which would permit corporations to sell “lookalike” snacks—versions of junk foods like Doritos, Cheetos, and Pop Tarts with just enough fat, sodium, or sugar taken out to meet nutritional guidelines. But we were glad to join with Corporate Accountability International in applauding this effort to protect vulnerable kids from unhealthy marketing messages in schools.

CCFC supports Maryland HB 866


Josh Golin

On February 22, 2017, CCFC submitted testimony to the Maryland House of Representatives in support of House Bill 866, which would require the Maryland department of health to develop and implement health and safety guidelines and procedures for the use of digital devices in public school classrooms. This legislation will help ensure that schools use technology in ways that enhance learning without harming children. 

Dear Chairman Kaiser, Vice Chair Turner, and Members of the Committee,

National Park Service turns a deaf ear to public, approves commercialism in parks


David Monahan, CCFC Campaign Manager

via Public Citizen's Commercial Alert

The National Park Service (NPS) has ignored the hue and cry from the public and finalized Director’s Order 21, a policy which permits greater corporate presence and influence in our national parks.

This is how the public spoke out:

CCFC members help put the kibosh on school billboards


David Monahan, CCFC Campaign Manager

Good news! On January 5, 2017, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill which would have allowed digital billboards to go up on public school property, subjecting vulnerable children to bright commercial advertising. We applaud Governor Snyder for putting the welfare of children first! 

Grandparent secrets for simplifying the holidays


Nathan Dungan, Incoming CCFC Board Chair

Years ago, when I was a young financial advisor in Philadelphia, a friend shared with me a simple idea for the holidays. He'd heard it from his in-laws, Sam and Trudy, who were concerned about the gift-giving extravaganza overtaking their family Christmas celebration--and especially the impact it was having on their grandkids. 

Sam and Trudy's solution: counter the "it's all about me" focus with a simple act of gratitude. 


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