Friday, June 15, 2007

Kellogg to adopt new policy on children's food ads

Kellogg will phase out some food ads for children, but keep others. From Andrew Martin's report yesterday in the New York Times:
The voluntary changes, which will be put in place over the next year and a half, will apply to about half of the products that Kellogg currently markets to children worldwide, including Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals and Pop-Tarts.

Frosted Flakes, for example and Rice Krispies with Real Strawberries will still make the nutritional cut, though regular Rice Krispies will not (too much salt).
The new policy, though modest in scope, was sufficient to prompt the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood to drop Kellogg from a lawsuit in which two Massachusetts families formally complained about advertising practices toward children. The other party to that lawsuit, Viacom, was not involved in yesterday's announcement.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I remember one morning I was up early and was randomly watching cartoons and the commercials were quite frightening. Sugar! Toys! Sugar! Candy! Toys!

I'm also working with MoovetoAmerican.org, a group asking Americans to "Moove to American" and support 100% US beef. I appreciate your point of view. Thanks for the great post.

Thanks,

Rebecca
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