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ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN present: Improving the Nutritional Quality of Restau
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When: 11/13/2012
2:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Where: Webinar
Contact: Kate Klimczak

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ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN present: 
Improving the Nutritional Quality of Restaurant Children’s Meals 

November 13, 2012, 2:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Part of the What You Need to Know to Promote Healthy Eating in Your State! webinar series.

Fast-food restaurants spent $520 million marketing fast-food to children—including $360 million on kids’ meal toys.  In 2006, fast-food restaurants sold 1.2 billion meals with toys to children.  With eating out linked to eating more calories and increased obesity, and children increasingly eating out at restaurants, encouraging fast-food and other restaurants to improve the nutritional quality of children’s meals promotes the twin goals of childhood obesity prevention and better health for children.  Restaurants are making some improvements to children’s meals, but much more needs to be done.  This webinar will review the nutritional quality of restaurant children’s meals; the scope of fast-food marketing to children; approaches states and localities can use to address the nutritional quality and marketing of restaurant children’s meals; and the effectiveness of these policies to date. 

  • Kate Klimczak, MPP, Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest 
  • Amy Ackerman, JD, National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a project of ChangeLab Solutions 
  • Jennifer Otten, PhD, Postdoctoral Research fellow, Stanford University

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