Unhealthy Food Promotion to Children in Supermarkets

A study published in the most recent Indiana Health Law Review entitled "Extending the Fantasty in the Supermarket: Where Unhealhty Food Promotions Meet Children and How the Government Can Intervene" looks at the effect on children of in-store packaging, promotions, and displays by food and beverage companies. These companies spend approximately $195 million annually on such promotions to children and adolescents.

Top 10 Restaurant Food Trends for the Year

The National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast ranked the top 10 food trends for the year, with several geared toward children’s meals. The top five are healthful kids’ meals, fruit and vegetable sides in kids’ meals, gluten-free items, low-fat or nonfat milk and 100% orange juice options in kids’ meals, and locally sourced produce.