FTC to Hold Forum on Food Marketing to Children Tomorrow

Media Advisory
WHO: Jon Leibowitz, Chairman,
Federal Trade Commission                                                   8:45 a.m.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services               9:00 a.m.

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a day-long forum on food marketing to children titled “Sizing Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity.”
  • At 9:30 a.m. the panel will showcase research on how various food advertising techniques impact children’s food choices.
  • At 11:15 a.m., the panel is on legal ramifications of restricting advertising to children.
  • At 1:30 p.m., the focus turns to the food and entertainment industries’ self regulatory efforts to impose nutritional standards on their marketing to children and adolescents.
  • At 3:15 p.m., federal agencies will discuss recommended nutritional standards for foods that are marketed to children.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 2009,
8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The forum is free and open to the public. Webcasting will be provided. More information and the agenda can be found at

WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20580


Contact Information

Office of Public Affairs
Keith Fentonmiller
Bureau of Consumer Protection