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 foods aggressively target children through television, websites, and social media.
Click the image below to view a presentation by HAB45 Executive Committee Member Dr. Diane Dooley, MD.
“Parents have the power to reduce screen-time. Brochures on how parents can reduce screen-time for their kids available for download:
Your organization can receive a mini-grant to adopt one of our healthy policies aimed at reducing unhealthy marketing!
Also, check out Sugar Bites, a social marketing campaign promoting healthy beverages developed by First 5 Contra Costa with support from Healthy & Active Before 5 and Kaiser Permanente.