Advocacy Group Blasts Fast-Food Marketing

WASHINGTON, D.C. A national advocacy organization argues that food marketing contributes to childhood obesity, according to a report released today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Examples identified in the report include Krispy Kreme’s “Good Grades” program, in which students get a doughnut for each “A” on their report cards, and the “McDonald’s Barbie,” in which the doll feeds burgers, fries and a Sprite to a kid sister in a restaurant play set.

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