GMA/FPA Responds to Kids Ads Policy Statement

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. - In a policy statement published in the Pediatrics journal yesterday, the American Academy of Pediatrics here advised members to appeal to Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to cut the number of ads shown during kids' programming in half and ban junk food ads during shows viewed by young children. Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Products Association issued the statement: "The food industry is committed to communicating with consumers, especially children, in ways that accurately portray their products, their intended uses and the benefits they deliver."

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. - In a policy statement published in the Pediatrics journal yesterday, the American Academy of Pediatrics here advised members to appeal to Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to cut the number of ads shown during kids' programming in half and ban junk food ads during shows viewed by young children. Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Products Association issued the statement: “The food industry is committed to communicating w

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