A new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest has found that two-thirds of Nickelodeon's food ads are for unhealthy foods.
Unlike Disney and Qubo, Nickelodeon does not have a comprehensive policy on food marketing to children. Although the percentage of junk food ads on Nickelodeon has decreased from a high of 88 percent in 2005, it's time for Nickelodeon to get rid of all junk food advertising to kids.
The Food Marketing Workgroup (FMW) is a network of more than 225 organizations and academic experts dedicated to eliminating harmful food marketing — particularly marketing aimed at those who are most vulnerable to obesity and other nutrition-related diseases — by actively identifying, investigating, and advocating changes to marketing practices that undermine health.
The FMW fosters ideas and momentum around national, state, and local strategies. It serves as a forum for researchers and advocates to share information, support one another’s work, and identify priorities for research and action.