Bojangles', the chicken and biscuits chain with locations throughout the Southeast, features a kids' menu that's incredibly high in calories, fat, and sodium, and offers no fruit, vegetables, or whole grains. A typical kids' meal consists of fried chicken, a white-flour biscuit, fries, and a sugary drink.
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.
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Rovio Entertainment, the company behind Angry Birds, licenses its characters to market candy and other junk food to children.
Angry Birds are not only found on children's clothing, backpacks, and stuffed toys, but also on phony fruit snacks and other candy. Candy is one of the top-15 sources of calories in kids' diets. While candy can fit into a healthy diet if consumed as an occasional treat, kids certainly don't need encouragement to eat more of it.