Did you know that when kids are playing on Nickelodeon’s Neopets.com, they’re being exposed to junk food ads, like this one for Lucky Charms? Nick should adopt a food marketing policy and not sell junk food to kids on its websites!
A new study from the Rudd Center finds that 83% of food ads are on just 4 sites: Nick.com, Neopet.com, CartoonNetwork.com and DisneyChannel.Disney.com. And what's worse -- 85% of food ads on kids’ websites are for junk food. Food and entertainment companies should do better by our kids!
Infographic on food advertisements that appear on popular children's websites.
For years companies that make their money marketing junk food to kids have labeled CSPI and other nutrition advocates as “food nannies.” Perhaps they think that name-calling will distract parents from the fact that they spend $1.8 billion each year marketing (mostly unhealthy) food to kids. But, who’s the real food nanny? Check out this infographic for the truth!
Older children need to be protected from unhealthy food marketing until at least age 14 as they are highly susceptible and uniquely vulnerable. Food, beverage, restaurant, and entertainment companies should expand self-regulation to protect children through their most developmentally vulnerable period. Learn more: http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/reports/Protecting_Older_Children_3.14.pdf
A new study from the Rudd Center finds that 83% of food ads are on just 4 sites: Nick.com, Neopet.com, CartoonNetwork.com and DisneyChannel.Dis.... And what's worse -- 85% of food ads on kids’ websites are for junk food. Food and entertainment companies should do better by our kids!
Kids don’t need more encouragement to eat frozen sugar water! Unilever should stop marketing directly to kids on Popsicle boxes! Let parents, not big food companies, decide when to give their kids a treat!