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Disney to eliminate junk food ads from its programming

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Disney announced today that it will eliminate junk food advertising from its television, radio, and online programming geared toward children under the age of 12.¬†Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, along with First lady Michelle Obama, made the announcement at a press conference held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Disney will also introduce the “Mickey […]

Plenty of junk food still available in elementary schools

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In spite of effort to reduce junk food in elementary schools, a new study indicates that there is still plenty of junk food available in those institutions. The study found that from 2006 to 2010, almost half of public and private schools surveyed were selling salty or sweet snack foods in vending machines or other […]

Doctors pressure McDonald's to stop junk food marketing aimed at kids

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Over 550 doctors have joined together to endorse an open letter to McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner, asking the world’s second largest fast food chain to stop aiming marketing campaigns toward children. Sponsored by Corporate Accountability International, the group most well known for its attacks on the use of cartoon character Joe Camel to promote cigarettes, […]

Chicago school won't allow students to bring lunch anymore

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One Chicago public school may set a precedence as it continues to ban all lunches outside their school cafeteria. Little Village Academy on Chicago’s southwest side serves students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. It’s principal, Elsa Carmona, said the ban is an effort to protect kids from themselves. To forcefully guide their choices.¬† The only […]