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Ask candy companies to stop marketing junk to kids

Candy is a significant source of calories in kids’ diets, beating out the calories they get from burgers, fries, pancakes, or waffles. Please send a message to candy companies that market junk food to kids to ask them to stop. More >

General Mills: Stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to children

Betty Crocker fruit snacks are as unhealthy as gummy bears and are widely advertised to children. Please join us today in sending a message to General Mills today to ask them to stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to kids. More >

Get soda off restaurant kids’ menus

Drinking just one sugary drink each day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. Yet many top chains, including Chili’s and Applebee’s, still promote sugary beverages as a part of their children’s menus. Will you help us change that? More >

Tell Arby’s to drop soda from the kids’ menu

Many of the largest restaurant chains have revamped their kids menus in recent years by removing soda and other sugary beverages to help make healthier choices easier for parents. But Arby’s, one of the largest fast-food chains in the country, has added soda back onto their kids menu and removed its offerings of fresh apple slices. This is a move in the wrong direction. Take action now to urge Arby’s to do better by kids. More >

Ask Chili’s to drop sugary drinks

Applebee’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, and even McDonald’s have revamped their menus in recent years to remove soda from their kids’ menus. But Chili’s continues to push soda for kids. Please take action now to urge Chili’s to clean up its kids’ menu. More >

Urge retailers to offer healthier options at checkout

The retail food environment should support shoppers’ health, not undermine it. Starting with checkout—one of the most profitable and unhealthy areas of the store, where extra calories are pushed on shoppers (they’re called impulse purchases for a reason)—CSPI is asking Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and Walgreens to rethink the foods and beverages that are sold near the cash register and instead offer products that support shoppers’ efforts to eat well. More >

Urge Facebook to protect kids’ health with responsible privacy practices

Given the links between junk food marketing and the current epidemic of childhood obesity, the ways in which Facebook collects data from young users for advertising exposes kids and teens to health risks. Please join the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) in asking Facebook to safeguard the privacy, safety and health of the youth. More >

Help make sure companies comply with children’s privacy law

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has finally been updated to keep pace with technological changes in the digital era. The new safeguards ensure that parents remain in charge of what personal information can be collected from their kids when they are online. Please hold the children’s media and marketing industries accountable by helping to ensure that they comply with COPPA. More >