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Government Can Regulate Food Advertising to Children Because Cognitive Research Shows that it is Inherently Misleading

The childhood obesity epidemic has prompted calls for government restrictions on child-targeted advertisements for high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods. Food and entertainment industry groups have countered that the First Amendment prohibits such government regulation. This article draws on relevant court decisions and scientific research on children’s understanding of advertising to show that all advertising directed at children More

Date: February 2012

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Marketing