Just give me the FACTS!
Here are the FACTS about fast food nutrition and marketing to children.
Fast food companies speak to children early, often, and when parents are not looking. Fast food is the most unhealthy food product marketed to children, other than sugar-sweetened beverages, and is relentlessly and aggressively targeted toward children starting as young as age two. Food marketing to children negatively influences the dietary choices and health of society's most vulnerable citizens. Given the childhood obesity epidemic at hand, we need meaningful solutions and real change. We're here to give you the FACTS.
FACTS - the Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score - was developed by health researchers at Yale University. Please explore the Fast Food FACTS website to learn more about the restaurants, menu items, fast food nutrition scores, food marketing techniques, and the science behind the FACTS.
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Fast Food FACTS was developed by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale. Learn more about the Rudd Center's research on food marketing to youth.