food marketing

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting Wednesday on food marketing to children. A researcher from the University of Vermont was among the experts invited to the White House.

University of Vermont

On Wednesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama will host a meeting on food marketing to children and a Vermonter will be among those attending.

The lunch line offerings at schools across the region could look a little different to students returning to class this week. Under new U.S.D.A. guidelines effective this school year, schools must offer students fruit and vegetable options with every breakfast and lunch served.

Of course, simply offering healthier options doesn’t mean kids will necessarily choose an apple over cookies or other sweets, especially when you consider the millions of dollars spent marketing sugar and calorie laden snacks to children.