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Sponsored by: The Child Health Site

The fast food industry is notorious for targeting children in their marketing campaigns. Kid's meals, kid-centric advertising, cartoon characters and endorsements from popular movies and TV shows mean a large portion of the industry's demographic is children. At a time when obesity is of utmost concern, it's important that our children grow up with healthy habits and nutritional guidance.

While adults are able to think more critically about their food choices, children can be easily influenced by gimmicks and advertising. We need to call on the fast food industry to take responsibility for its role in childhood obesity. Ask major fast food corporations to cease marketing to children.

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Dear CEOs of Burger King and McDonald's,

I am worried about the health of America's children, and you should be too. According to the CDC, in 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. That's a shocking number, and it's only growing.

Children are very susceptible to advertising gimmicks, and you've continually used popular cartoon characters, toys and film endorsements to entice children to eat your food. Doing so places more importance on the gimmicks than the food itself—the negative health repercussions get buried under slick advertising and cheap schemes.

Please stop contributing to the deteriorating health of our children! End your kid-centered campaigns now.

In health,

Petition Signatures


Apr 18, 2018 Roberta R Czarnecki
Apr 17, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Apr 16, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Apr 12, 2018 Margaret Denn Healthy food can be found at Burger King and McDonalds, but that is not what is marketed to kids. While travelling, I ate a lot of McDonalds' dinner salads.
Apr 8, 2018 Michelle Piche
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Mar 30, 2018 Janet Magdaleno
Mar 30, 2018 David Pascoe
Mar 30, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Elisenda Ponsa
Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson Fast food is killing kids.
Mar 22, 2018 Kathy Jones
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 Marilyn Williams It's difficult enough to feed our kids. Don't make it harder.
Mar 7, 2018 Lorna Davies
Mar 7, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Mar 2, 2018 Jade Kiran
Mar 2, 2018 Michael Friedmann
Mar 1, 2018 Traci Ball
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Feb 18, 2018 Susan Ellis
Feb 17, 2018 Judy Hayne
Feb 17, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Feb 17, 2018 serge gendron
Feb 17, 2018 Dunja Srdanovic
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Feb 6, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
Feb 4, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 27, 2018 c. martinez
Jan 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2018 Chris Sterry
Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 22, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Jan 16, 2018 Janet & Jon Burrows
Jan 16, 2018 ALEXANDRA M MANOLESCO
Jan 16, 2018 Charles Regan
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 12, 2018 Josie Avalos
Jan 9, 2018 Janice Vakili
Jan 6, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Jan 6, 2018 Donald Windus

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