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Law school professors debate children’s food marketing guidelines

Professors say FTC’s guidelines don’t violate companies’ First Amendment rights

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission issued voluntary principles aimed to influence companies’ decisions when creating advertisements directed at children.

The issue of childhood obesity is as pressing as ever, and the commission hopes the new guidelines will encourage companies to self-regulate their advertising to minimize ads depicting foods that could negatively impact children’s health.   

Danielle Feinstein

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