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Health Groups Target Katy Perry for Marketing Pepsi 7 groups sign open letter running Tuesday in some trades

Can nutrition watchdogs shame Katy Perry to stop marketing Pepsi? A group of seven health organizations are going to try. On Tuesday, they plan to run an open letter to…

October 21, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

Dora the Explorer Hawks Junk Food to Kids Like a Drug Pusher in New Ad Long-term aim is to get Nickelodeon to reject unhealthy advertising

Food advocates are back with a new ad slamming Nickelodeon for accepting ads for junk food. The ad from the Center for Science in the Public Interest and five other…

September 25, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

Shaq Fouls Out With Nutrition Group Marketing move contradicts O'Neal's public comment that he avoids soda

Shaquille O'Neal, the former basketball star who once told CNN he tries to "stay away from the sodas" to avoid diabetes, is now pitching a soda line carrying his name.…

July 17, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

Senators Urge Nick to Stop Airing Junk Food Ads to Kids Nutrition advocates convince four lawmakers to join fight

Nickelodeon is in the cross-hairs of food and nutrition advocates again, who have convinced four Democratic Senators to fire off a letter to the Viacom-owned net urging it to stop…

June 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

Coca-Cola Makes Global Pledge to Not Target Kids Under 12 Can new anti-obesity pledge reduce soda's fat image?

It hasn't been a great year for soda makers. Accused of being one of the major causes of obesity, food nutritionists have all but declared war via campaigns that mocked…

May 8, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

Bayer Threatened With Lawsuit Over Marketing for One A Day Claims vitamins will prevent disease, CSPI says

Bayer could be facing multiple lawsuits over disease-preventing claims for its One A Day multivitamins. Warning that it might sue Bayer, the Center for Science in the Public Interest laid…

May 6, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

Ad Blasts Nickelodeon for Airing Junk Food Spots Group says Nick should adopt nutrition policies like Disney and Ion

For nutritionists, when it comes to advertising junk food to kids, Nickelodeon is public enemy No. 1. Or, as the Center for Science in the Public Interest put it in…

March 14, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

Nutrition Advocates Blast Marketing of Girl Scouts' Newest Cookie Mango Crème touted as 'delicious new way to get your vitamins'

Nutrition advocates chose National Girl Scout Cookie Day to take the organization to task for marketing the organization's newest cookie as "a delicious new way to get your vitamins." "It's bad…

February 8, 2013, 12:36 PM EST

Taco Bell Pulls Ad Following Twitter Complaints Spot jokes disparagingly about bringing a veggie tray to a sports party

Pressured by nutrition advocates, a Taco Bell spot that joked bringing a vegetable tray to a sports party is "like punting on fourth and one" was pulled today. Instead, the…

January 28, 2013, 2:26 PM EST

FTC Reports Food Marketing to Children Down 19.5% Commission urges holdout companies and media to self-regulate

Nutrition watchdogs should be pleased. Food companies are spending less money marketing to children and youth, a new Federal Trade Commission report found. Compared to 2006, food marketing targeting 2-…

December 21, 2012, 1:06 PM EST

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