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Responding to pressure from parents and consumer groups, McDonald’s announced on Tuesday its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices” and serve up more nutritionally-balanced meal options, particularly for children. Starting in September, Happy Meals will have apple slices and a smaller serving of French Fries (1.1 ounces instead of 2.4 ounces). The company stated that […]
As a follow up to my previous post on junk food marketing to children and my earlier post on MyPlate — and any other post that I’ve written about children and fast food or junk food — I would like to direct your attention to a commentary recently published in the Journal of the American […]
The Junk Food Marketing Debate: A First Amendment Right or Just Making Sure Kids Aren’t What They Eat?
Remember the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105) that President Obama signed on March 11, 2009? No? Good, me neither, but my excuse is that I was busy applying to law schools. If you and I had been paying closer/any (take your pick) attention, we would have seen that the Act included, among other […]
Step aside, food pyramid, there’s a new dietary guide in town: MyPlate. During a press conference on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released MyPlate –whose color-coded quadrants of fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein — plus dairy circle — are intended to serve as “a quick, simple reminder for […]
Listen up, Hoboken, Newark, and Orange residents. There’s a new prescription discount program in town: Coast2Coast Rx Card. Well, the program isn’t all that new to the area: Newark launched it last year and Hoboken launched it in January. However, I didn’t learn about Coast2Coast Rx Card until I filled a prescription at my local […]