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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 >

Urge Kraft to end Lunchables bait and switch

Kraft baits parents by advertising a few healthy brands on TV, then hides those on store shelves among 37 unhealthy varieties containing cookies, sugary drinks and fruit snacks. Tell Kraft strengthen its policies for foods marketed to kids. More >

Stop companies from using Hello Kitty to market junk food to kids

The iconic image of Hello Kitty can be found on packages of Jelly Belly jellybeans and Pez candies. It’s also used to promote cotton candy, imitation fruit snacks, Popsicles, marshmallow pops, and sour mints. Take action to ensure that the entertainment company that licenses Hello Kitty does not use her image to advertise junk food to kids. More >

Urge Wendy’s to get soda out of kids’ meals

McDonald’s recently announced it would no longer list soda on the kids’ meal section of its menu boards. Subway, Chipotle, Arby’s, and Panera also have taken soda off their children’s menus. But Wendy’s, the fifth largest restaurant chain in the country, still promotes soda, Frosties, and other sugary beverages as a part of its children’s menu. Will you help us change that? More >

Tell Chuck E. Cheese’s to stop marketing junk to kids

Chuck E. Cheese’s, the kid-focused chain restaurant that serves up pizza and games, is also serving something else to kids: more than 75% of the calories they should eat in a day and excessive amounts of saturated fat, salt, and sugar. Please urge the company to provide healthier options. More >

Urge Nickelodeon to stop marketing junk food to kids

About 70% of food ads on Nickelodeon, the largest entertainment company for kids, are for unhealthy products. Please join health professionals, scientists, and others in pushing Nickelodeon to do better by kids. More >

Ask restaurants to improve their kids’ meals

A recent report evaluating the nutritional quality of children’s meals at the nation’s top chain restaurants found that 97% of kids’ meals are of poor nutritional value — too many calories, saturated fat, and sodium, and not enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We need your help in encouraging restaurants to do better. Each month, we’ll focus on a different chain.  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 >

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 Wendy’s, Burger King, and Chili’s, still promote sugary beverages as a part of their children’s menus. Will you help us change that? More >