03 Jul '11, 9pm

My article from last Jan, as I seem to keep having same argument. Why marketing to kids is already illegal:

My article from last Jan, as I seem to keep having same argument. Why marketing to kids is already illegal:

Could advertising law turn McDonald's smile upside-down? Image: Jason Whittaker When it comes to food, everybody's got an opinion. Same goes for parenting. Mix the two together and you've got the makings of a culture war. Witness the recent scuffle between Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama over the White House's rather tame Let's Move campaign aimed at ending childhood obesity. So last month, when the Center for Science in the Public Interest announced it was filing a class action lawsuit to stop McDonald's from using Happy Meal toys to market to children, the fierce and ugly backlash against the mother of two who was brave enough to attach her name to the case was predictable. But I am not interested in debating good or bad parenting. Nor am I interested in arguing over whether this lawsuit is a good idea. How many calories are in a Happy Meal and whether you can ask for car...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-01-24-why-the-happy-mea...

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