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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,

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Jun 14, 2018 Cara Blazucki
Jun 13, 2018 joão Carranço
Jun 11, 2018 Brenda Choi
Jun 10, 2018 Margaret Fitch
Jun 10, 2018 ANNA BARRANCO
Jun 10, 2018 EDITH LOBROT
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Jun 2, 2018 Brenda Choi
Jun 1, 2018 Sheila Parks
Jun 1, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Jun 1, 2018 Susan Fisher
Jun 1, 2018 Jackie Fehr-Krahn
Jun 1, 2018 Wendy Dalton
Jun 1, 2018 Arden Green
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May 29, 2018 Lisa Smith
May 29, 2018 kristen rangel
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May 28, 2018 Judith Swain
May 27, 2018 Mark M Giese
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May 26, 2018 Stephanie Dejou
May 26, 2018 Mary Blanchard
May 26, 2018 Fernanda Magri
May 25, 2018 Edward Hughes
May 25, 2018 Susan Closson
May 25, 2018 Linda Kehew
May 25, 2018 Suzanne Salerno
May 25, 2018 Mary Salerno
May 25, 2018 Lynette Rynders
May 25, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
May 25, 2018 Matteo Sisti
May 25, 2018 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
May 25, 2018 Jessica Calosci
May 25, 2018 Margaret Vernon
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