The Federal Trade Commission is considering guidelines to curb junk food marketing to kids. The deadlines for public comments is coming up in less than two weeks.
The Federal Trade Commission recently proposed some guidelines for marketing foods to children. The deadline for comments on the guidelines is June 13, 2011.
The USDA announced a new initiative to use psychology to improve school nutrition in the lunchroom. Restaurants and grocery stores have been using marketing psychology for years to entice customers into buying more expensive (and often less healthy and higher calorie) items. Now the USDA wants to use that same marketing psychology to get schoolkids to choose healthier meals at school.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is threatening to sue McDonald’s if they don’t take the toys out of their Happy Meals. Their argument is that including toys [ … ]