A Roundup of the Latest Reports on Food Marketing's Negative Effects

The U.K.-based International Association for the Study of Obesity puts out a weekly news briefing on articles dealing with marketing to children

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Video: Yesterday, the Oakland-based Prevention Institute released it's new 2- minute, everything-you-need-to- know video: We're Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids. Use it.

Commentary: David Britt and Lori Dorfman have a terrific editorial in The Hill today on why everyone needs to support the government's proposed voluntary nutrition standards for food marketing to kids.

Newsletter: I've only just discovered the U.K.-based International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO)'s weekly news briefing on articles and events in food marketing to children.

Here is just a sample from last week and this week. I've mentioned some of these in previous posts but it's great to have them collected in one place:

U.K.: BBC radio programme on marketing junk food to kids

U.S.: consumer laws can be invoked to protect children from junk food marketing

U.S.: Toys turn healthy foods into 'happy meals' -- for more, click here

India: Ban ki-moon calls upon kids' processed food makers to act with integrity

U,S,: Packaging gets U,S, high schoolers to pick carrots over cookies

U,K,: Government rejects calls for ban on junk-food advertising

U,K,: Alcohol giant set to 'target children' through Facebook

Fight about the role of soft drinks at the ADA

Australia: Hungry Jacks to put broccoli on fast-food menu

Coca-Cola to invest $3bn in Russia, 2012-2015

Australia: food federation accuses consumer group of promoting unhealthy foods -- and uses traffic light criteria to back their argument

U,S, 'spends $ billions subsidising junk food products' -- to view full report, click here

Scientists support the administration's Inter-Agency Working Group on food marketed to children -- click here to view

Some 75 health and marketing experts from the nation's universities call on President Obama not to abandon the Federal Trade Commission-led nutrition guidelines that would recommend strict limits for marketing foods to children -- click here to view details

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Marion Nestle is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and Pet Food Politics. More

Nestle also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her most recent book is Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat. She writes the Food Matters column for The San Francisco Chronicle and blogs almost daily at Food Politics.

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