Dr. Wartella will talk about the role of food marketing in the diets of children and youth and current policy recommendations to improve the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children at the national level. She will inform the viewers and live audience about the Interagency Working Group recommendations and the Council of Better Business Bureaus Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative recommendations.
Wartella will also examine federal agency attempts to provide more nutrition guidance to parents and children about what are healthy foods, including the recent Institute of Medicine study of front of package nutrition ratings symbols and systems report.
The event will take place in the Pyle Center on September 17, 2012 at 4 PM and will last for approximately one hour. The room number is to be determined. Please consult the website as it will be updated with all necessary information prior to the event. This event is 100% free and intended for educators, parents, researchers, and students interested in childhood obesity
For more information, visit the Human Development & Family Studies Events website or email Libby Bestul, Associate Outreach Specialist in the School of Human Ecology.