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I’m catching up on news items from last week and wanted to share an important new study from The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity regarding how parents view food industry marketing practices targeted toward their children, a study which, according to the Rudd Center, is the first of its kind. Surveying 2,454 parents with children aged […]


Big Food’s Money vs. Children’s Health: Guess Which Wins?

by Bettina Elias Siegel on April 27, 2012

In the almost two years I’ve been writing The Lunch Tray, I’ve told you about one dispiriting episode after another in which Big Food’s dollars and lobbying have blocked sensible and critically needed efforts to improve children’s health.  (Remember how Congress, at the urging of frozen food manufacturers, agreed to continue treating pizza as a […]


In the past few days there’s been a flurry of posting in the blogosphere about a topic much discussed here on TLT in the past — Big Food’s marketing of junk food to kids. For those new to the issue, Big Food spends almost $2 billion annually on advertising processed food products to children, a viewing […]