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Targeted Food Marketing to Youth

Thank you for your interest in the Targeted Food Marketing to Youth online course. We are excited about the change this course will be taking. It will be reformatted for direct use by parents, grandparents, and adult caregivers. Please look for this new format in February 2016. In the meantime, you may be interested in the additional resources listed below or the course’s reference list: Targeted Food Marketing to Youth References List (329 K PDF).

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Other Recommended Resources

Marketing MattersChange Lab Solutions — A white paper on strategies to reduce unhealthy food and beverages marketing to young children.

Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?Institute of Medicine — This 2005 report provides the most comprehensive review to date of the scientific evidence on the influence of food marketing on diets and diet-related health of children and youth.

Media-Smart YouthNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development — This interactive after-school education program for youth ages 11 to 13 combines media literacy and youth development principles and practices with up-to-date research findings and federal recommendations about nutrition and physical activity.
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