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.
When advocates communicate about junk food marketing, do they talk about health equity?
In this framing brief, Berkeley Media Studies Group describes findings from a content analysis of materials on food marketing, shows why children of color should be at the forefront of our conversations about and actions to reduce target marketing, and suggests how we all can get better at discussing this critical public health and social justice issue.