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February 28, 2014

Play Games, All Sorts 

Robbie Maass shows his mother, Leah, the Commodity Challenge

Farmers Play The Markets, Learn To Avoid Risk

In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

sesame street

Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

October 21, 2013

Dark Times 

one chocolate truffle in its wrapper

Chocolate Shortfall Coming, But Not Extinction

Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.

July 24, 2013

New Beginnings 

Colonel Sanders

KFC Retires Colonel Sanders

In a new era of fast food marketing, the Colonel is not invited to KFC's hipper and healthier-looking stores.

October 31, 2012

Sugar Shock 

mickey_candy

CSPI To Disney: No More Characters On Candy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a letter to Disney applauding the company's healthier policies -- but stating it can do more.

October 19, 2012

Healthier Changes 

lucky charms breakfast cereal

Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

November 1, 2011

Sugar Shock 

soda pop

Don’t Sweet Talk Me: Sugary Drinks In The News

New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?

October 19, 2011

Obesity And Youth 

frosted flakes

Tony The Tiger Isn’t Going Anywhere

Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

candy

Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

May 19, 2011

Soda News 

Social Vending Machine

PepsiCo: A Case Study On Evolving Snack And Soda Marketing

Snack and sugared drink companies like PepsiCo are rethinking how they present themselves and how their products are made.

April 27, 2011

Advertising To Children 

Thre little girls looking at a computer

It’s All Fun And Games For Online Junk Food Ads

Opponents of new online advertisements and games geared to children say that food companies have too much influence over them.

March 29, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

Baby Carrots: Eat Them Like Junk Food

Baby Carrots Get A Trendy Make-Over

Move over, potato chips! If the manufacturers of baby carrots have their way, their product will be the new junk food.

March 14, 2011

Food Slogans 

Sliced Pork Loin

The National Pork Board Hopes You’ll ‘Be Inspired’

The National Pork Board's new slogan hopes you will "Be Inspired" by pork.

November 12, 2010

Fast Food 

french fries and hamburger

Healthy Options On Fast Food Menus Go Overlooked

Fast food restaurants were put on notice this week. A study out of Yale analyzes marketing campaigns as related to kids and those "better-for-you" menu items.

June 23, 2010

Marketing Health 

Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s May Face Lawsuit Over Happy Meal Toys

A consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue McDonald's for marketing unhealthy food to children.

April 22, 2010

Food Revolution 

huntingtons kitchen

Doug Sheils: Huntington Not Fattest City, Jamie And I Are Friends

“I don’t want anyone to get the impression that Jamie Oliver and I are at odds,” says Doug Sheils, of Cabell Huntington Hospital, when asked about Episode 5 of Food Revolution.

April 13, 2010

Composting 

bucket compost

Compostable Chip Bags: Marketing Ploy Or Environmental Good Deed

New compostable packaging by snack companies breaks down in 14 weeks in a compost pile, but what happens when it winds up in a landfill?

April 1, 2010

Marketing To Children 

Ronald McDonald with little girl

After 50 Years, A Campaign To Retire Ronald McDonald

The battle to fight childhood obesity in the U.S. has raised questions about Ronald McDonald's role as a marketing tactic intended to target young children.

February 1, 2010

Green Super Bowl Party Ideas 

carrots, tomatoes, garlic and beef on a cutting board

Green Super Bowl Party Tips From Celebrate Green

It’s Super Bowl time and our friends at Celebrate Green help you score a touchdown for people and planet with these tips for greening your Super Bowl party.

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