A federal group created by Congress is looking to restrict food marketing to children to include only foods that provide “a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet,” according to their proposal. This group also wants to limit the advertising of foods and beverages high in sugar, sodium, and saturated fat, which they feel contribute to childhood obesity.
The recommendations this group is working on will be sent to Congress next year after a public comment period.
I would really like to see something like this go into effect. It drives me nuts how aggressively unhealthy foods are pushed on children, and it would be wonderful to see the government do something to curb that. What a concept.
Check out this Wall Street Journal article for more info.