FoodChallenge Corporate Abuse of Our Food

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From seed to plate, our food system is broken.

Global food corporations threaten our environment, food sovereignty and health. We protect our children from the epidemic of diet-related disease, striving to create a more sustainable future by challenging the corporate abuse of our food system. Learn More

In the U.S., one in three children born in the year 2000 are predicted to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.

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Tell CEO Steve Easterbrook: Stop marketing junk food to children!

McDonald’s wants us to believe it’s modern and progressive -- without making any of the necessary changes to earn that description. That’s why we’re challenging McDonald’s power at the very heart of its global corporate operation today at its annual shareholders' meeting.

Stand with us today and tell McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook to stop marketing McDonald’s junk food to children.

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October 20, 2011
Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Vice Chair, Vermont State Legislature’s Healthcare Committee
Like Big Tobacco, McDonald’s has made every effort to appear to be doing the right thing by children’s health. As early as 2006, McDonald’s implicitly acknowledged the marketing of junk food to young people was wrong by pledging to voluntarily reduce it.
October 20, 2011
Jennifer Laurent, PhD, FNP; President, Vermont Nurse Practitioner’s Association
One of the fundamentals of being a nurse practitioner is helping children and families get healthy and stay healthy. I am speaking today out of concerns for the current and future health of the children, adults, and families that I care for now and in the future.
October 20, 2011
Shari House, Family Nurse Practitioner and Owner, Pearl Health Center
Our daily clinic’s mission is to teach people how to become healthy and stay that way. Nutrition is critical to our health. So naturally, McDonald’s practice of promoting a product to children that not only harms children’s health, but also aims to make young people customers from “cradle to grave,” is objectionable to health professionals like myself.

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