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|Tuesday, March 09, 2010||09:45|
(Drinks Media Wire) - WASHIGNTON—The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest will release a Report Card that rates the policies of major food and entertainment companies when it comes to marketing food to children.
Who: CSPI Nutrition Policy Director Margo G. Wootan
An executive from the entertainment company given CSPI’s highest grade
What: News conference. CSPI releases Report Card on Food-Marketing Policies. CSPI exhibits various examples of junk-food marketing aimed at children, including advertisements, on-package marketing, Internet advergames, and food-themed toys. Two companies explain the rationale for their policies in this area.
When: 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Why: Food companies spend approximately $2 billion a year on marketing foods and beverages to children, mostly for foods high in calories, fat, sugars, and sodium, and low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beneficial nutrients.
Embargo: This advisory is for media planning purposes only.
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies. CSPI is supported by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.
|Name: Communications Department|
|Company: Center for Science in the Public Interest|
|Address: 1875 Connecticut Avenue - 20009 Washington|
|Country: UNITED STATES|
|Phone: +1 202 332 9110|
|Fax: +1 202 265 4954|