Maybe TRIX ARE NOT FOR KIDS!
Corporations spend well over $1billion marketing food to children each year, and kids see advertising everywhere they look. Online marketing to kids now includes fun games and e-card designs made with images of candy and sugary cereals.
One General Mills' site has nearly 1 million young people spending more than an hour each month playing games that are branded for cereals like Lucky Charms and Trix, and company-sponsored pages on Facebook for Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms and other products have more than 10,000 fans each. These brands are diseases, disguised as food.
An interagency governmental working group is actually looking at creating standards that would limit marketing junk food to kids.
Marketing junk to kids has gone on for too long. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease rates in the United States today should be enough to prompt immediate government action. Send your comment today to stop this craziness: