On Friday, October 21, 2005, The Center for Informed Food Choices and Loyola Law School presented an event entitled: "Food Marketing to Children and the Law."

With rising childhood obesity rates, public health advocates are becoming increasingly concerned with the impact of junk food marketing to children. Yet legal questions loom large about how to address the issue. This cutting-edge symposium featured leading experts from around the country speaking on such critical topics as: the commercial speech doctrine, industry self-regulation, litigation as a tool, and lessons learned from the tobacco wars.

Articles from the symposium are available in the May 2006 issue of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

Program
2005
Friday, October 21st
1:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction

Anastasia Mazzella, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
David Burcham, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Katherine Pratt, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Michele Simon, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

1:00 PM

1:10 PM

Keynote Speaker

Susan Linn, Harvard Medical School

1:10 PM

1:30 PM

Panel 1

Tracy Westen, Center for Governmental Studies
Michele Simon, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Ellen Fried, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
Stephen Gardner, Center for Science in the Public Interest

1:30 PM

3:10 PM

Panel 2

David Yosifon, Rutgers University School of Law
Jason Smith, Public Health Advocacy Institute
Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Law Center
Randolph Kline, Public Health Law Program

3:10 PM

4:30 PM

Panel 3

Amanda Shaffer, Occidental College

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Closing

Michele Simon, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

5:00 PM