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A very big thanks to everyone who's joined us in calling on Nickelodeon to stop marketing junk food to kids!

This is a big issue. And we'd love to tell you more.

Please join us for a webinar with special guest The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to discuss junk food marketing to kids on November 19 at 9pm ET. 

RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/go/3814?ak_proof=1&t=3&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK

The details:

MARKETING JUNK FOOD TO KIDS: WHAT MOMS NEED TO KNOW, AND WHAT THEY CAN DO
When:
 November 19, 9-9:45pm ET
Where: 
Online (we're using GoToMeeting). You can also call in if you're unable to be online.
Hosts: MomsRising and The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
RSVP: http://action.momsrising.org/go/3814?ak_proof=1&t=5&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK

The need to limit unhealthy food marketing to children has never been more urgent.

A Federal Trade Commission report found that companies spent $1.79 billion in 2009 on advertising food to kids. [1]

According to the Institute of Medicine, "current food and beverage marketing practices puts children's long-term health at risk. If America's children and youth are to develop eating habits that help them avoid early onset of diet-related chronic diseases, they have to reduce their intake of high-calorie, low-nutrient snacks, fast foods, and sweetened drinks, which make up a high proportion of the products marketed to them." [2]

And according to the American Psychological Association, "Most children under age 6 cannot distinguish between programming and advertising and children under age 8 do not understand the persuasive intent of advertising." [3]

Join us for a special webinar to discuss food marketing to children, the effectiveness of industry self-regulation, state and local policy options to address the issue, and how moms and dads can get involved.

When: November 19, 9-9:45pm ET
Where: Online (we're using GoToMeeting). You can also call in if you're unable to be online.
Hosts: MomsRising and The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
RSVP: http://action.momsrising.org/go/3814?ak_proof=1&t=7&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK

Can't make it? No worries - we'll record and post it on our website in the coming week: http://action.momsrising.org/go/3813?ak_proof=1&t=8&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK.

Hope to see you there!

[1] Federal Trade Commission. A Review of Food Marketing Children and Adolescents: Follow-Up Report. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission, 2012. http://action.momsrising.org/go/3574?ak_proof=1&t=10&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK

[2] Institute of Medicine. Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? 2005. http://action.momsrising.org/go/3816?ak_proof=1&t=12&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK

[3] American Psychological Association. http://action.momsrising.org/go/3706?ak_proof=1&t=14&akid=4851.1645511.xxlGeK


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