May 11th, 2012

Food Safety Update: More Empty Recommendations on Junk Food Marketing to Children

By Michele Simon
Center for Food Safety

This week, the nation’s top public health experts are gathered at a much-trumpeted obesity conference hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called Weight of the Nation. (A quick glance at the agenda reveals nothing that would even begin to challenge the food industry.)

Released at this bland event was an equally uninspired report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM, an advisory arm of Congress) called, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. The irony of the report’s title gets lost among the 478 pages that aim to solve “this complex, stubborn problem” with “a comprehensive set of solutions.”

Read more: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/2012/05/10/food-safety-update-more-empty-recommendations-on-junk-food-marketing-to-children/

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