Food Marketing to Children and Adolescents
Professional Resource Brief
for Science in the Public Interest
(CSPI): Decrease Marketing of Low-Nutrition
Foods to Children.
Articles, reports, fact sheets, and policy guidelines about
improving child and adolescent
nutrition by decreasing the marketing
of low-nutrition foods to children.
on Media and Child Health (CMCH). Research literature database examining the
relationship between media use and child and adolescent health and health-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
Type nutrition in
the Text field to identify articles on the topic. Narrow your search
by adding a publication date or
age group. Also offers resources for teachers about helping students think critically about media and resources for families about using media in safe and healthy ways.
Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD): Media-Smart
Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! A web-based health-promotion program
designed to help young adolescents
(ages 11 to 13) become aware of
how media may influence their nutrition
and physical activity choices.
- National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN):
Food and Beverage Marketing. Resources to help advocates pursue legal and policy strategies to improve the
food and beverage marketing environment. Topics include advertising in schools, toy giveaway meals, digital food
marketing, and deceptive marketing. To get background information and a set of supporting materials on these topics, click on Marketing to Children under Search Document Library. Select a topic.
- Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity: Food Marketing to Youth. Background information and supporting materials on topics that include methods
of food marketing to children and adolescents, impacts of food marketing, marketing
policies and legal issues, research initiatives, current regulation of advertising,
and best and worst food marketing practices. To view a complete list of Rudd
Center resources on the topic (i.e., faculty presentations, seminars, newsletter
issues, policy briefs, reports, podcasts), click on Hot Topics on the left
sidebar. Select Hot Topic: Food Marketing. Databases include
Legislation Database. Information about food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Topics include marketing to children.
Pledges on Food Marketing to Children Worldwide. Database with information about voluntary pledges made by many major global food and beverage companies to change marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children.
- Cheyne A, Dorfman L, Gonzalez P, Mejia P. 2011. Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents: An Environment at Odds
with Good Health. Minneapolis, MN: Healthy Eating Research. [Research brief].
- McGinnis JM, Gootman
JA, Kraak VI, eds. 2006. Food
Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat
or Opportunity? Washington,
- Nutrition in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
Food Marketing to Children and Adolescents: Resource Brief. (September 2012).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewers: Arissa K. Anderson, M.P.H. and R.D. candidate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Stephanie Loup, M.P.H. and R.D. candidate, University of Minnesota; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Bridget L. Wardley, M.S., R.D., C.S.P., New York University Steinhardt.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.