Former Obama Communications Director to Lead Food Industry Campaign Against Voluntary Nutrition Guidelines

According to the Washington Post, big food and media have hired former Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn to lead their battle against the government’s plan to create voluntary nutritional guidelines for food marketing to children. Participating companies include General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Nickelodeon and Time Warner as well as the US Chamber of Commerce. In a blog post, David Vladeck, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC, said he was surprised by the intensity of the industry reaction to the guidelines and worried about “misinformation.” His post dissects 12 “myths” regarding the proposed guidelines.