The Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy at UCLA and the Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School present the 3rd Annual UCLA‐HLS Food Law and Policy Conference, Food Marketing to Children: The Current Reality and What Can Be Done, Oct. 21, 2016, at UCLA.
American youth are heavily exposed to junk food marketing—television, sponsorships, celebrity promotion, and now a vast array of digital and social mechanisms. Nevertheless, regulating exposure to these messages raises concerns of First Amendment violations and other legislative limitations. This conference will convene an interdisciplinary group of scientific, legal, and policy experts to consider the scale, impact, and potential responses to food and beverage marketing to children in the United States. It will feature keynote addresses by former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and internationally renowned expert on obesity and Dean of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, Kelly Brownell.