Food Industry Dodges Need For Better Kids Food
A report from the Federal Trade Commission that looks at the impact of marketing of food products to kids has found that food companies spend $1.6 billion annually on advertising to to children and teenagers. What’s more alarming is how the food industry continues to dodge the issue of offering good food by meeting criteria they want to meet. The NY Times reports:
Kellogg’s has reformulated several products, including the cold cereals Apple Jacks, Froot Loops and Corn Pops, so that they meet the company’s declared nutrition requirements for children, a Kellogg’s spokeswoman said.