Opposing View: Ban Food Marketing to Kids

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Josh Golin

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USA Today

Publication Date: 

October 17, 2011

Food marketing plays a significant role in the childhood obesity epidemic. In order to ward off regulation, companies have created self-serving nutritional standards for the food they market to children. Independent analyses show that industry self-policing does not work. Advertising aimed at children has a significant and negative impact on children’s well-being and it should be banned.

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