Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Stories: Calories, McDonald's and the American Diet

Mark Bittman in the New York Times on the right to sell kids junk.

Appetite for Profit's Michele Simon explores McDonald's new healthy messaging kid targeting commercials.

Reporting on Health's Bill Heisel has a fascinating two part interview (part one, part two) with Tracie McMillan author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.

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  1. Did you see that Nestle teamed up with the Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research to study ice cream? The paper was released this week >

    <3 food science

  2. Thanks for the roundup.

    I'm actually in a bit of shock after reading Mark's article. Kids in the US see on average 5,500 adverts for food a year?

    It really is no wonder that much of the developed world is suffering through the growing trend of obesity in children. I don't care about what the first amendment says, it does NOT give companies the right to market, without recourse, food that is harmful to children.

    Something really needs to be done about that.