Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Online Games, a Path to Young Consumers - NYTimes.com

Shameful

When these tactics revolve around food, and blur the line between advertising and entertainment, they are a source of intensifying concern for nutrition experts and children’s advocates — and are attracting scrutiny from regulators. The Federal Trade Commission has undertaken a study of food marketing to children, due out this summer, while the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has said one reason so many children are overweight is the way junk food is marketed.

In Online Games, a Path to Young Consumers - NYTimes.com

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