Monday, January 26, 2009

Marketing to children

Some of you may have heard Dr Yach on the today programme this morning defending Pepsi's record on responible marketing. Lianna from the Children's Food Campaign spotted the finger puppet page on Pepsi's own website which contradicted company claims that they don't deliberately market to children.

Dr Yachs was speaking at a debate entitled "What role should the corporate sector play in tackling the global obesity pandemic" I was able to take the puppets along to join in the discussion.

Dr Yach expressed disappointment that they were on the website and has instructed the Director of Corporate affairs for pepsico to take action.

Watch this space!


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