Daily Sound Bite: First Lady Seeks Change in Food Marketing to Kids

The first lady wants food makers to spend less time advertising junk food to kids and more time promoting healthier options. Michelle Obama is convening the first White House summit on food marketing to children to discuss how to help shoppers make healthier food choices.

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The first lady wants food makers to spend less time advertising junk food to kids and more time promoting healthier options. Michelle Obama is convening the first White House summit on food marketing to children to get involved parties communicating about how to help shoppers make healthier food choices. Consumer advocates like Margo Wootan, a nutrition lobbyist for the consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, agrees that food marketing to children must change. Wootan said:

"Most of the food ads that kids see are still for unhealthy food, which makes it really hard for parents to feed their children healthfully."

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