Soda and other sugary drinks are leading promoters of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of calories in children’s diets and provide nearly half of their added sugar intake. Drinking just one sugary drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. With one in three children overweight or obese in the U.S., it no longer makes sense to include sugary beverages as part of meals for young children.
Applebee’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, and even McDonald’s have revamped their menus in recent years to remove soda from their kids’ menus. But Chili’s continues to push soda for kids. Please take action now to urge Chili’s to clean up its kids’ menu.
The federal tax code allows companies to deduct marketing and advertising expenses from their income taxes, including expenses for marketing junk food to children. The Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act would eliminate the deduction for junk food marketing to children, which could raise $550 million per year in tax revenue and prevent obesity in one million children.
Please take a minute to email your members of Congress today to support the bill.
Betty Crocker fruit snacks are as unhealthy as gummy bears and are widely advertised to children. Please join us today in sending a message to General Mills today to ask them to stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to kids.
We, the undersigned citizens, strongly urge the Food and Drug Administration to ban synthetic dyes from food and beverages given the substantial evidence that the dyes harm susceptible children.
Kids deserve healthy food. Yet the majority of restaurant children’s meals are unhealthy. Ask members of the New York City Council to improve restaurant children’s meals.
Join our campaign by sending an email to Congress, urging your representatives to ask the FDA about its plans to protect kids from dyes.
Bojangles’, the chicken and biscuits chain, kids’ menu is incredibly high in calories, fat, and sodium, and offers no fruit, vegetables, or whole grains. Please email them to urge them to improve their kids’ meals.