The majority of food products advertised on children's websites are ones kids should avoid, finds a report from the American Journal of Public Health for which BMSG's director Lori Dorfman contributed research. In this article, Dorfman explains why the public health implications are serious.
The Society for New Communications Research has honored Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute with a 2009 Excellence in New Communications Award for together creating jointuse.org, a website that highlights a public health strategy to increase opportunities for physical activity. The groups created the site on behalf of the Joint Use Statewide Task Force. They were recognized in the collaboration and co-creation category for nonprofits.