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Newsday: Food TV Ads For Children Drop

Food companies cut spending on television ads that market less-healthy food in the U.S. to children and increased marketing on the Internet and through mobile devices, according to the Federal Trade Commission, as reported by Newsday. The companies designated $1.79 billion for marketing to people ages 2 to 17 in 2009, compared with $2.1 billion in 2006, according to the report released Friday. At the same time, online and mobile marketing rose by 51% to $122.5 million, according to the FTC report.

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