Kids Food Suit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/18/06

Kids Food Suit

Guess what the food police is going after now? The companies that market Tony the Tiger and Spongebob Squarepants. The Center for Science in the Public Interest says junk food is making American kids unhealthy, so it's threatening to sue for a billion dollars if breakfast food giants Kellogg and Viacom, who are owned by Nickelodeon TV, if they do not tone down the ads aimed at kids.

Plans are for the suit to be filed in Massachusetts on behalf of this mother of three who claims deceptive and unfair marketing is aimed at unsuspecting youngsters.

"Are pop tarts and fruit loops really part of a nutritious breakfast as they claim in their ads? I think not," says Sherri Carlson a mother from Wakefield, Massachusetts

The CPSI says Kellogg and Viacom have thirty days to answer back or they're going to court.

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