A report from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has found that eating fast food increases daily calorie intake by 126 calories for children and 310 calories for teens. Kids and teens see three to five fast food ads on TV a day, and digital fast food marketing has grown exponentially.
We still have a lot of work to do to address this issue and can begin by urging restaurants to remove sugary drinks from kids’ menus. Please help us by sending a letter to the top restaurant chains and sharing this action alert with your networks on email, Facebook, Twitter.
The Food Marketing Workgroup (FMW) is a network of more than 180 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.