Advertising and Marketing Mandates

One prong of the government’s attempts to encourage Americans to make healthy choices is through controlling food-related communication. Efforts include restricting how food is advertized on television, controlling businesses’ marketing practices (such as banning toys in Happy Meals) and dictating how calorie information is disclosed to consumers. Studies suggest that these regulations do little to influence Americans' food choices - but have the effect of raising food costs.

 

ARTICLES:

Couric vs. FLOTUS in Statist Food Fight
January 27 2014
Abby Schachter



Nutrition Labeling Efforts Return
October 25 2012
Julie Gunlock



Proposed California Food Labeling Mandate an Expensive Power Grab
September 27 2012
Vicki E. Alger



Politics and Food Do Not Mix
June 25 2012
Julie Gunlock



Disney on ICEEs
June 6 2012
Lori Drummer



Eat Illegal Food
June 1 2012
Krista Kafer



Proposed Farmers Market Subsidy Not about Farmers or Markets
May 24 2012
Vicki E. Alger



CDC's Wasteful Weight of the Nation Conference
May 8 2012
Gayle Trotter



A Busy Year Planned At The FDA
May 3 2012
Julie Gunlock



A New Obesity Documentary Reveals Nothing New
May 3 2012
Julie Gunlock



More Efforts To Blame Advertising for Childhood Obesity
May 2 2012
Julie Gunlock



Food and the Constitution
March 30 2012
Julie Gunlock



Could Food Mandates Be Next for ObamaCare?
February 29 2012
Carrie L. Lukas



Children Still See Food Images Despite Ban
February 24 2012
Julie Gunlock



Food Nannies Rejoice, Children Cry....
January 10 2012
Julie Gunlock



Shocker: Kids Like Sweet Stuff
December 12 2011
Julie Gunlock



Obamacare and Food Regs Will Keep Youth Unemployment High
December 5 2011
Julie Gunlock



San Fran Bureaucrats have been McFoiled
December 5 2011
Nicole Kurokawa Neily



This Is Not Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: The Era of Food Dependence
November 29 2011
Julie Gunlock
National Review Online



Yup...Kids Still Drink Soda
November 9 2011
Julie Gunlock



Food Advertisers Are Not To Blame For Childhood Obesity
October 18 2011
Julie Gunlock
Town Hall



The UN's Upside-Down Food Priorities
September 28 2011
Nicole Kurokawa Neily
The Daily Caller



A Temperance Movement for the Big Government Generation
September 27 2011
Julie Gunlock
Townhall.com



Taking on the Food Regulators
September 15 2011
Julie Gunlock



Food Nanny State: The Feds Will Feed You
September 1 2011
Julie Gunlock