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Exclusive: Disney to stop some junk-food ads on kids' TV, websites: sources

Date June 04, 2012

Exclusive: Disney to stop some junk-food ads on kids' TV, websites: sourcesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co, owner of the ABC broadcast network and a suite of cable channels, will stop accepting some junk-food ads on TV programs, radio shows and websites aimed at children, according to sources with knowledge of the plan. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger and first lady Michelle Obama plan to make an announcement on Tuesday in Washington, the sources said. The United States faces an obesity epidemic. Nearly one-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese, and a 2006 Institute of Medicine report said junk food marketing contributed to childhood obesity. ...

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