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The deadline for public comments regarding the upcoming two-day Marketing, Self-Regulation, and Childhood Obesity Workshop has been extended. As announced in a Federal Register notice that will be published shortly, and can be found as a link to this press release on the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site, the public comment period now closes on July 29, 2005. The public workshop, sponsored by the FTC and the Department of Health and Human Services, will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 14 and 15, 2005. It will bring together key experts for an open discussion on industry self-regulation concerning the marketing of food and beverages to children, as well as initiatives to educate children and parents about nutrition. Comments and envelopes should be marked “Food Marketing to Kids Workshop – Comment, Project No. P034519," and sent to FTC, Office of the Secretary, Room 159-H (Annex H), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Comments can also be submitted electronically at: (FTC File No. P034519; the staff contacts are Richard Kelly, 202-326-3304, or Michelle Rusk, 202-326-3148, Bureau of Consumer Protection; see press release dated May 11, 2005).

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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