Commercial Alert, Disney’s new Food policy weak


Commercial Alert
, a nonprofit public health and consumer group, says Disney’s new healthier food guidelines have large loopholes through which a whole fleet of twinkies could be driven.


“Disney’s new food guidelines are more notable for what they omit than
what they include. Conspicuously absent was any mention of standards
for products marketed on ABC and its other television companies.”


“If Disney really cared about kids, it would stop all marketing of junk food to children, including on ABC.”

While I agree Disney could have gone farther, they are very far ahead of all their nearest competitors. So let’s give them props for that. Then a few months from now when we see how the new policies are working, we can ask for refinements. How’s that sound?

Did I mention I’m looking forward to my new skinnier waistline?

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3 thoughts on “Commercial Alert, Disney’s new Food policy weak

  1. whit

    There is also the radical and controversial idea of parents rationing and controlling the intake of junk by their children. Sounds like some crazy liberal scheme.

  2. K

    “Commercial Alert, a nonprofit public health and consumer group”

    Health fascists by any other name would smell as foul.

  3. Brian Jewell

    I don’t understand why Disney even has to go to the trouble. It is no ones responsibility but the parent or primary care giver to ensure kids eat what they need and not just what they want. If Disney needs to limit the commercials they run on T.V., shouldn’t they also stop selling all those good and tastey treats they sell in their parks? I am all for healthy living, but when we ask others to regulate it for us, we lose the right to make our own decissions.

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