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Sponsored by: The Child Health Site

The fast food industry is notorious for targeting children in their marketing campaigns. Kid's meals, kid-centric advertising, cartoon characters and endorsements from popular movies and TV shows mean a large portion of the industry's demographic is children. At a time when obesity is of utmost concern, it's important that our children grow up with healthy habits and nutritional guidance.

While adults are able to think more critically about their food choices, children can be easily influenced by gimmicks and advertising. We need to call on the fast food industry to take responsibility for its role in childhood obesity. Ask major fast food corporations to cease marketing to children.

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Dear CEOs of Burger King and McDonald's,

I am worried about the health of America's children, and you should be too. According to the CDC, in 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. That's a shocking number, and it's only growing.

Children are very susceptible to advertising gimmicks, and you've continually used popular cartoon characters, toys and film endorsements to entice children to eat your food. Doing so places more importance on the gimmicks than the food itself—the negative health repercussions get buried under slick advertising and cheap schemes.

Please stop contributing to the deteriorating health of our children! End your kid-centered campaigns now.

In health,

Petition Signatures


Sep 14, 2017 Sheila D
Sep 12, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2017 Kaleen Besonen
Aug 24, 2017 Jonathan Morissette Please just stop existing... You are one of the reason why the idea of suicide stuck in my head.
Aug 23, 2017 nina jacob
Aug 21, 2017 Fiona Wright
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 16, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 14, 2017 Sheryl Curtis
Aug 14, 2017 John Horn
Aug 13, 2017 David Young
Aug 11, 2017 Suzanne Eckhardt
Aug 11, 2017 Elissa Wilson
Aug 11, 2017 Carol Kerrison
Aug 11, 2017 michael Lyons
Aug 11, 2017 Lydia Lafferty
Aug 11, 2017 M Warner
Aug 11, 2017 Linda Serio
Aug 11, 2017 Rosalind Kotlar
Aug 11, 2017 Lois Ingram
Aug 11, 2017 Marion Friedl Better cook yourself and don´t eat animals, that´s healthier anyway, I`ve been lacto-veggie for more than 32 years yet, but I only eat a lil cheese every 3-4 months, and maybe a bit yogurt or quark (lactose-free) once or twice the year, to make my own ice
Aug 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2017 Margarita Contreras
Aug 11, 2017 Catherine Scialdone
Aug 11, 2017 J.W.M. Boeser
Aug 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Jul 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 25, 2017 Nadine Miller
Jul 23, 2017 Doug Gemmell
Jul 21, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop marketing to children with unhealthy products!
Jul 6, 2017 Crystal Grover Please offer healthier options.
Jul 6, 2017 tiffany dellaria
Jul 5, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please have healthy food available for everyone. Make it a choice for customers to have on hand. Thanks, Linda
Jul 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2017 Brenda Allen
Jul 2, 2017 Candice Haak
Jun 30, 2017 Paul Unterriner
Jun 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2017 GENE NATALE Due to statistics on childhood obesity in the USA, I encourage McDonald's and Burger King to help teach parents to include home-cooked meals in balance to fast food. Fast food should only be a rare treat!
Jun 12, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Jun 6, 2017 Marion Virginia
Jun 5, 2017 Beth O'Brien
May 22, 2017 Susan Ostler Don't just stop marketing to kids. Start providing healthy meals over the horrible, killing stuff.
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia

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