Another recent IOM report, Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices, suggests a front-of-pack nutrition labeling and symbol system, but no action has been taken in response (IOM, 2011). In addition, some movement has occurred at the local level, such as New York City’s proposed limit on the size of sugary drinks.

Given the many new marketing techniques being used to reach children and youth, much remains to be learned, and much remains to be done, concluded Wartella.

“Since 2006 … there has been a proliferation of new venues and vehicles, particularly the rise of digital media.”—Ellen Wartella



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