The Federal Trade Commission will issue a report today on the way food is marketed on media aimed at children ages 2 to 17. According to The AP, which reviewed a summary of the report, companies collectively spent $1.6 billion marketing to kids in 2006. The FTC report suggests limits on the licensing of popular characters to food products deemed healthful as well as encouraging schools to set nutritional guidelines governing what sorts of products are sold on school grounds.

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