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What We’re Reading – 10/12/16

Corporate Advertising in our National Parks Earlier this year, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed a new policy that would open parks to corporate advertising and allow the sale of naming rights at National Parks. The public comment period on the policy change closed months ago, but the NPS hasn’t made the comments publicly available. Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s New Recommendations on Added Sugar for Children

Last week the journal Circulation published the American Heart Association’s scientific statement “Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children”. They’ve taken a bold new position on sugar consumption: children should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day, and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week. Bolder still, Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – Olympics 2016 Edition

Olympics are a carnival of junk food marketing, say campaigners Health advocates criticized Coca-Cola’s and McDonald’s sponsorships of the London Olympics four years ago, and the opportunity to create a positive health legacy from Rio 2016 has been squandered as well. Coordinators for the Children’s Food Campaign noted that again, this year’s Olympics have been Continue reading

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Reducing Unhealthy Marketing

We support the elimination of  exposure to marketing of foods of low nutritional value to children. We also encourage the reduction of TV and other screen time for children 0-5. Exposure to unhealthy marketing in television and other materials can lead to unhealthy habits. Companies that market soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other high-calorie Continue reading