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Menu Labeling Bill Clears Key Hurdle in California

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Menu Labeling Bill Clears Key Hurdle in California

A bill that would require nutrition information on menus in chain restaurants in California cleared a key legislative hurdle today, passing in the state Assembly’s appropriations committee. SB 120, which passed the full state Senate in June, would require chain restaurants to list calories on menu boards and calories, saturated and trans fat, sodium, and carbohydrates on printed menus. Health advocates are urging passage of the bill when it comes before the full Assembly in early September.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Nickelodeon Reduces Junk Food Marketing to Kids

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Nickelodeon Reduces Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Nickelodeon is taking a key step toward reducing junk-food marketing to children by agreeing not to license its characters for use on unhealthy foods. The company is following the lead of Disney, Sesame Workshop, Kraft, Kellogg, and several other companies that have adopted nutrition criteria for advertising to young children. Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.