HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Statement of registered dietitian Rebecca S. Reeves, President of the American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association commends the Institute of Medicine for undertaking a comprehensive study of food marketing and advertising that target children. As parents and as a nation, we owe our children the best possible health. That includes easy access at age-appropriate levels to information that can help children learn about healthy eating, exercise and making healthy choices.

Food marketing to children occurs in a virtual absence of balanced and accurate nutrition education messages. The American Dietetic Association believes children would better be able to learn healthy behaviors and make healthy choices if they received more balanced messaging. ADA has recommended to the Federal Trade Commission that food advertising aimed at pre- and school-age children include a science-based nutrition education message about the food product. For example, a statement could describe how the product fits in the MyPyramid for Kids guidelines.

ADA also recommends all families meet with a dietetics professional for positive nutrition messages and to discuss practical ways to achieve healthy eating behaviors.

Food messages for children often are not filtered through parents and thus have a direct impact on children's food and beverage requests. A 2003 survey by the American Dietetic Association Foundation found older children buy food from vending machines, snack bars, convenience stores, restaurants and grocery stores about twice as often as their parents think they do.

While research is needed to determine whether more stringent regulation of TV food advertising to children would result in more healthful food choices and eating behavior, some things are clear:

  • Younger children are developmentally unable to understand the intent of advertisements.
  • The increasing rates of excess weight and obesity among youth threaten to jeopardize our nation's future health and productivity.
  • Parents and schools
    '"/>


Contact: Julia Dombrowski
jdombrowski@eatright.org
312-899-4769
American Dietetic Association
6-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement released on the assessment of coronary artery disease by computed tomography
2. ASCO and ESMO announce Consensus Statement on Quality Cancer Care
3. Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
4. Statement on NIH research on obesity and type 2 diabetes
5. Statement from Sandra Raymond, President and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
6. Work-family conflict common among registered nurses, study shows
7. Presidents budget proposal cuts critical infectious diseases programs to the bone
8. International award honors M. D. Anderson President for pioneering research
9. Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bushs strategy on pandemic influenza
10. Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
11. Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support ... as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra ... authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, MTI-GlobalStem, ... (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch of the ... G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for culturing and transfecting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Experian ... integrating and transforming the patient payment and ... several innovative new products and services that ... its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions ... efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ever-changing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: