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 Topic-Based and Age-based Tip Sheets, for parents and professionals about using media in safe and healthy ways. For professionals, an Anticipatory Guidance on Media and Physical Health about how media plays a role in overall physical health.
Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD): Media-Smart
Youth Upgraded: Eat, Think, and Be Active! A an interactive afterschool education program that helps young people
(ages 11 to 13) understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health, especially in regard to nutrition and physical activity. The Media-Smart Youth program is retired, but the Facilitators Packet and the Train-the-Trainer Packet remain available.
- 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. See Resource & Tools to find Rudd
Center resources, or search the Publications Database on specific topics (i.e., Children's Health, Children's Nutrition, Food and Beverage 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. Updated March 2020).
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.