Cartoons on Food

ParentDish is annoyed about all the commercialism in the supermarket—quite frankly—I think its annoying too, but apparently if you have small children it’s doubly bad. I don’t have kids, but I feel her pain:
I'm taking my kids to the grocery with me this morning, which is mostly fine because they are old enough to help load the cart and to make some decisions about what they will get for snacks. At the same time, though, taking two kids to the grocery is an exercise in insanity because they are so won over by the packaging that it's hard to get them to focus on the actual food. Henry--who wouldn't eat a fruit roll up if it were the only food left in the world--once sobbed in the snack aisle because I wouldn't buy him Scooby Doo fruit roll ups. Sheesh.
Although, I think sticking pictures of Disney characters on fresh fruits and vegetables is a good idea, even if the food at Disney World is less than desirable—hey, it’s still a start!
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LLouise - June 14, 2007 5:22 PM

I don't know. I don't think children should be advertised to at all.
The Kelloggs folks have now agreed to stop advertising to children IF the revamping that their boxed cereals are undergoing to make them more "healthful" doesn't meet a certain criteria. Good news? Not really. The "criteria" still sucks.

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