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Food marketing to children recommendations

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers the following recommendations to reduce the impacts of food and beverage marketing

Food marketing to children


October 4th, 2022


  • States and schools should enforce the provision that all food and beverage advertisements on school campuses meet Smart Snacks nutrition guidelines during the school day. It should be expanded to include all forms of marketing, such as products featured on bulletin boards and vending machines and in incentive programs and fundraisers.
  • The Federal Trade Commission should resume issuing reports examining food marketing to children.
  • Restaurants should take soda and other sugary drinks off of kids’ menus and menu boards.

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