Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy

3rd Annual UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference Food Marketing to Children: The Current Reality and What Can Be Done

This one day long conference will convene an interdisciplinary group of experts from science, law, and policy to discuss the issues around, scale, impact of, and legal considerations with regard to food and beverage marketing to children in the United States.


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3rd Annual UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference

Food Marketing to Children: The Current Reality and What Can Be Done

October 21, 2016

UCLA Faculty Center

 The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and The Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School invite you to the 3rd Annual UCLAHarvard Law School Food Law and Policy Conference, which this year will address the issue of food marketing to children.

We have reached capacity and registration is now closed, but let us know if you would like to be added to the conference waitlist.

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Event Description

American youth are heavily exposed to food marketing and most youth-oriented marketing is for products with a poor nutritional profile. This marketing is capable of influencing children’s diets and arguably shaping their food preferences for years to come.

Some argue that, given the extent and nature of unhealthy food and beverage marketing in the United States and the increasing prevalence of youth diabetes as well as high obesity rates, more should be done to limit child and adolescent exposure to promotion of unhealthy foods and beverages.  At the same time, any call for government action raises questions about both First Amendment and legislative limitations. 

This one day long conference will convene an interdisciplinary group of experts from science, law, and policy to discuss these issues and consider the scale, impact of, and legal considerations with regard to food and beverage marketing to children in the United States. 

We hope you can join us on October 21st.

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