Older children need to be protected from unhealthy food marketing until at least age 14

By   March 14, 2014

Older children need to be protected from unhealthy food marketing until at least age 14

Companies have reduced some advertising to younger children, but they have increased marketing to children 12 years and older for some of the least healthy food and beverage products. Middle school kids are still vulnerable and should not be actively encouraged to eat unhealthy food, according to a recent report by the Rudd Center. http://bit.ly/1hNnalM

As soon as kids turn 12, food marketers consider them fair game for unhealthy food marketing.  A report by the Rudd Center shows that older children are still vulnerable to unhealthy food marketing and need protection until at least age 14. http://bit.ly/1hNnalM