Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, 3:34 PM
Yesterday, October 24th, was the first annual Food Day, and people across the U.S. are taking action to promote healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food. In recognition of Food Day, Corporate Accountability International members and activists are turning up the heat on McDonald’s to end its harmful marketing of junk food to kids.
Will you celebrate Food Day by “>sending a photo petition to McDonald’s?
Already more than 1,600 health professionals across North America have signed an open letter calling on McDonald’s to stop inundating children with marketing for its unhealthy brand. After all, the nation’s leading pediatricians and a growing body of scientific evidence indicate that reducing junk food marketing to kids could spare the health of millions of children.
But, while McDonald’s has responded with changes to its kids’ meals, they have done nothing to rein in a $400 million plus annual global marketing budget.
“>Submit a photo petition and show McDonald’s that you stand with health professionals in calling for real change.
CAI will deliver your photos and your concerns directly to McDonald’s executives and franchise owners in the weeks ahead.
Don’t have a camera? Don’t worry!“> Click here to email McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner and call on McDonald’s to stop marketing to kids.