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Topic: Nutrition

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…

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…

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…

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…

First Mover: Bill Phillips

The new Men's Health editor on learning to love the Web and how he's not like Dave Zinczenko

Specs Age 43 New gig Editor in chief, Men’s Health Old gig Editor of MensHealth.com What’s it like going over to a print magazine after editing the website for the past few years? I was…

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-…

Data Points: How We Eat

A by-the-numbers look at consumers' complex relationship with food

The rise of TV cooking shows and culinary/nutrition content in magazines insures that Americans are constantly bombarded with pictures, ads and articles about food. Yet for all the focus on…

Food Trade Groups Prepare 'Nutrition Keys' Labeling

Omnicom shops win consumer education pitch

Soon it’s going to be a lot harder to justify those indulgent product choices at the supermarket. In the coming months, consumers will begin to see new icons on the…

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