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Government Panel Calls For Restrictions On Food Marketing To Children

December 16, 2009: 02:27 AM EST
Stressing that only foods that offer a "meaningful contribution to a healthful diet" should be marketed to children, a congressionally-created panel of U.S. regulatory officials has called for restrictions on the marketing of foods and beverages loaded with sugar, sodium and saturated fat. The nonbinding proposals are a response to concerns that food company marketing practices may be contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic by influencing kids’ eating patterns. Panel members said that food companies need to take the lead in changing marketing tactics or "Congress may decide for all of us."
JARED A. FAVOLE, "Federal Group Proposes Curbs on Marketing Food to Kids", The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2009, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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