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Outdoor food advertising allegedly linked to obesity risk
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

A recent study has reportedly identified "a relationship between the percentage of outdoor food advertising and overweightobesity." Lenard Lesser


Food Marketing Workgroup targets lunchables
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

The Food Marketing Workgroup (FMW) has sent a July 16, 2014, letter to Kraft Foods Group, Inc., questioning how the company purportedly markets its


Scientist sues journal for plan to retract Golden Rice study
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

Tufts University Senior Research Scientist Guangwen Tang has reportedly accused the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) of defaming her with its


Rudd Center study targets food and beverage ads on children’s websites
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has published a paper criticizing the use of food and beverage advertising on Websites


Senators urge Nickelodeon to stop showing junk food ads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

In a letter sent to Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and


American academy of pediatrics calls for “media diet”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a policy statement calling on doctors to review patient media use and work with parents to


CSPI ad criticizes Nickelodeon for airing “junk” food commercials
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has targeted Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom, Inc. with a full-page "wanted" ad in the


New York City launches ad campaign urging reduced portion sizes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The New York City Health Department has launched a “hard-hitting” ad campaign encouraging subway riders to cut their portions of food and sugary drinks to reduce the health risks associated with obesity


D.C. Circuit upholds false ad claims against POM Wonderful
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) order that found POM Wonderful's advertising to be misleading for


RWJF study: industry takes “baby steps” in curtailing food marketing to children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research Program claims that a decrease in TV food advertisements directed to