In an effort to get Nickelodeon to reject unhealthy food advertising, advocacy groups including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and BMSG, have published an ad in the Hollywood Reporter that shows how the entertainment giant allows popular cartoon characters to be used as vehicles for marketing junk food to children.
Following a message from the first lady at a White House convening on food marketing to children, BMSG's Lori Dorfman, along with representatives from government and industry, discussed ways to improve the food marketing environment in ways that better support kids' health.
BMSG, along with the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumers Union, Public Citizen and others, are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to block Facebook's proposed privacy changes, which would change how the company markets to and collects data from teenagers.
In a White House convening on food marketing to children, Michelle Obama addressed public health advocates and members of the food industry, ultimately calling on food companies to do more to improve the marketing landscape that surrounds kids. BMSG's Lori Dorfman (pictured on the far left of the image that accompanies this article) spoke on a panel after the first lady's remarks.
Should the same high-profile celebrities who promote sugary drinks be a part of campaigns to improve children's health? BMSG's Andrew Cheyne weighs in on the confusing message it sends kids when a campaign's messenge and messenger are in conflict.