Saturday, January 29, 2005

A look at how some countries advertise to kids

* Ireland: All television commercials for fast food and candy are banned.
* Sweden/Norway/Austria/Luxembourg: All television advertising to children is banned.
* Belgium/France/Portugal/Vietnam: All marketing is banned in schools.
* United States: Spending more per child than any other nation in the world, the U.S. plugs $15 billion per year into marketing food to kids, which is more than what it would cost to provide health insurance for all uninsured children.

Sources: New York Times 1/12/2005, Children's Defense Fund 5/14/2003 press release, USgovinfo SCHIP Program


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