UCONN Rudd Center: Food Industry Self-Regulation After 10 Years

Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Issue: 
No.201
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity recently released a report, Food Industry Self-Regulation after 10 Years: Progress and Opportunities to Improve Food Advertising to Children. The report reinforces the need for the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, designed to alter the advertising of food to children under the age of 12 years, to strengthen its standards to reduce the number of unhealthy items permitted to be marketed to children. Although researchers have noted improvements in food advertising since the start of this initiative in 2007, limitations of industry self-regulation and an unhealthy food-marketing environment surrounding children are still present.

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