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.
A new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest sheds light on the inner workings of supermarkets and how food manufacturers pay to influence consumer choice in ways that often go unnoticed by shoppers.
In "Rigged: Supermarket Shelves for Sale,"investigative journalist Gary Rivlin uncovers details on the backroom deals that determine which products get prime placement and promotion in the supermarket. The investigation reveals the reason Coca-Cola is found everywhere you look, while fruits and veggies are usually relegated to just the produce section.