Food and drink marketing common in schools

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Those partnerships include exclusive contracts for beverages sold in schools and food coupons given out as rewards.

"The companies that do the most of this kind of marketing manufacture products that children should not be consuming at all or in large quantities, like sugary drinks," said Jennifer Harris.

"Parents really don't understand the extent of food marketing that's going on in the schools. It's in effect happening behind parents' backs," Harris said.

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