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Advertising and obesity in the US

US: GMA/FPA joins anti-obesity task force

US: GMA/FPA joins anti-obesity task force

US industry body the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (GMA/FPA) yesterday (21 March) took part in the inaugural meeting of Media and Childhood Obesity: Today and Tomorrow, a joint task force that will be tacking the issues surrounding childhood obesity and advertising.

US: Childhood obesity viewed as a growing problem

US: Childhood obesity viewed as a growing problem

A new survey out yesterday (12 July) has revealed that adults in the US increasingly view childhood obesity as a serious problem, but the majority also place the blame squarely with parents – not the food industry’s advertising and marketing.

US food industry fights rearguard action against obesity legislation

US food industry fights rearguard action against obesity legislation

The food industry in the United States has been struggling with accusations that it is responsible for the country’s “obesity epidemic” but companies are now developing strategies to deal with the problem. Some efforts are more genuine than others, as David Robertson reports.