Sugary Snacks Campaign Launch


The City of Philadelphia announced a new hard-hitting mass media campaign focusing on the dangers of sugary snacks for kids, with tips on how to make the easy snack choice the healthy one.


Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley announced a new public education campaign Wednesday aimed at alerting residents to the dangers of children eating sugary snacks and encouraging them to seek healthier alternatives.

By Rita Giordano

Philly Voice

At a press conference Wednesday morning, officials revealed the “I Call the Snacks” campaign, taking aim at sugary foods that contribute to childhood obesity and the development of diabetes.

By Michael Tanenbaum


The new media campaign from the Philadelphia Health Department is taking aim at sugary snacks and how dangerous they can be for children.

“Sugary snacks can lead to obesity, which can cause diabetes and serious complications like kidney damage, blindness and even amputations,” one commercial says.

By Stephanie Stahl

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