Topic: food marketing guidelines

Legislation Would Use Tax Code to Stop Junk Food Ads Targeting Kids Would close loophole for marketing unhealthy grub to children

The debate in Washington over which foods should or should not be marketed to children is far from over. And with Congress getting serious about taking up tax reform, there…

August 5, 2013, 7:32 AM 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

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

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

Nick Targeted in Fight Over Food Marketing Guidelines Kiddie net defends itself, citing anti-obesity programs like Birdseye

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, a fight in Washington is heating up again over the effect of food marketing guidelines on curbing childhood obesity. Targeting Nickelodeon, the Food…

December 3, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

Public Health Groups Target Michael Jordan Gatorade Ad Ad features athlete during 'flu game'

A Gatorade ad showing Michael Jordan sipping the sports drink as he fights the flu and a 103-degree fever during the 1997 NBA Finals is taking Gatorade's health claims too…

May 8, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

Ad Industry Rebrands Self-Regulatory Unit New name emphasizes autonomy

Changing the name of an organization is often more internal politics than external policy. But in the case of the National Advertising Review Council—now known as the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council—the…

April 23, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

What Advertisers Can Expect From Washington in 2012 ANA's Liodice and Jaffe predict action on privacy, food advertising regs

Online privacy and childhood obesity not only made headlines last year, they also became big issues for advertisers in Washington. To find out what lawmakers and regulators might have in…

January 12, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

Fed's Food Guidelines Hit Brick Wall in Year-End Budget Bill Food and beverage advertisers called for cost-benefit analysis

The federal government's proposed food guidelines for marketing food to children hit a brick wall Thursday as Congress prepares to vote out its year-end budget package for 2012. The Consolidated Appropriations…

December 16, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

Groups Call for FTC to Investigate Doritos' Digital Marketing Complaint highlights obesity debate on Capitol Hill

Doritos' digital marketing campaigns targeting teens may have won a lot of awards, but they've also attracted the attention of consumer and privacy groups, four of which are now claiming…

October 19, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT