FTC to Hold Forum on Food Marketing to Children Tomorrow
||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.
||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.
||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
||FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20580
MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180 STAFF CONTACT: Keith Fentonmiller
Bureau of Consumer Protection