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First Amendment Implications of Restricting Food and Beverage Marketing in Schools

How does First Amendment protection affect food and beverage marketing in schools? This study concludes that while the First Amendment keeps a tight rein on those who want to restrict advertising to adults, it does give public school districts significant leeway to curb advertising directed at their student bodies.

Date: January 2008

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Marketing School & After School

Legal Tools to Address the Availability and Marketing of Competitive Foods in K-12 Schools

Nutrition advocates and school administrators will be more successful in their efforts to improve the foods and beverages sold and advertised on school campuses if they are familiar with – and know how to apply strategically – basic principles of contract law, public procurement rules, and the fundamentals of the free speech clause of the More

Date: June 2006

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: Food Marketing School & After School