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Food marketing targets children in schools

from Psychology Today

Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the next step in her Let’s Move campaign to reduce childhood obesity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a new rule that would allow marketing in schools only for foods and beverages that meet "Smart Snacks" standards, the USDA's new nutrition standards for foods that can be sold in schools outside the school lunch program. According to Mrs. Obama, "Our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren't bombarded with ads for junk food. Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn't be undone by unhealthy messages at school." more

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