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Davis & Gilbert Advertising Law Alert >> Proposed Guidelines on Food Marketing to Children

PROPOSED VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON FOOD MARKETING TO CHILDREN

In an effort to combat childhood obesity, former Senator Sam Brownback and Senator Tom Harkin directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of nutrition, health and marketing experts to develop recommendations for the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children, ages 2-17.

In response to that directive, the IWG developed the following nutrition principles and marketing criteria for implementation by the year 2016.

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