Reducing the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children should be a top priority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a group of congressional Democrats wrote in a September 3 letter to FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez (http://1.usa.gov/Wf7JMB).
“We were greatly disappointed to hear that… the [FTC] is not actively working on projects focused on food marketing to children,” wrote the lawmakers, led by Sen Tom Harkin (D, Iowa) and Rep Rosa DeLauro (D, Conn). “This is unacceptable.”
Rubin R. FTC Urged to Reduce Marketing of Unhealthy Foods to Kids. JAMA. 2014;312(14):1389. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13250