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Nestlé Partnership With Pediatricians Worries Consumer Advocates

October 12, 2010: 05:03 AM EST

Consumer advocates aren’t happy about the recently announced partnership between global food giant Nestlé and the American Academy of Pediatrics to inform consumers about childhood obesity. The partnership will develop “plain-language,” focus group-tested nutrition help messages for young families over the next year and a half. However, consumer advocates like the Center for Science in the Public Interest argue that the partnership will taint the AAP’s independence, mainly because Nestlé, which manufactures food products of questionable nutrition, including Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees, a toddlers' pasta dish that contains 550mg of sodium. "Getting this funding from Nestlé will make a difference in the Academy's ability to criticize Nestle, if there is reason to criticize it," said the head of CSPI. But AAP says Nestlé will not influence message content.

Gergana Koleva, "Critics: Nestle, American Academy of Pediatrics alliance a conflict of interest", WalletPop, October 12, 2010, © AOL Inc
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