251218 Restaurant Meals and Marketing: Unfit for Children

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM

Bethany Hanna Pokress, MS , Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC
APHA and others recognize that children should be protected from unhealthy food marketing. This presentation will provide background on the nutritional quality of restaurant children's meals, the scope of fast-food marketing to children, and approaches states and localities can use to address the nutritional quality and marketing of restaurant children's meals.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the scope of food and beverage marketing to children, particularly with regard to the marketing of toys and other incentives provided with restaurant children's meals. 2. Identify the key steps for advocacy and grassroots organizing to implement policies to improve the nutritional quality of restaurant children’s meals.

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on this topic because I work in nutrition policy, advocating for issues pertaining to food marketing to children such as restaurant kid's meal toy giveaway policies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.