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Evidence of What We’re Up Against


More than 18,000 people already have told the U.S. Department of Agriculture that they support a proposal to ban the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages in schools. Now we need your help to find photographs showcasing the kinds of junk food marketing that remains prevalent in so many schools.

The team is looking for photographs of banners, fliers, classroom handouts, vending machine displays, coupon incentive programs or any other examples of inappropriate school food and beverage marketing. We will gather the photos and share them with the public, allowing us to show people who might not be familiar with this issue just how invasive junk food marketing has become in schools across the country.

Please send any examples you might have to [email protected]. Be sure to include a brief description of what is in the photograph as well.*

Don’t have any pictures to share? You can still help spread the word about this vital effort by sharing the campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

And don’t forget to take action if you haven’t done so yet, too!

*Consent and Release
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I hereby grant to the American Heart Association (“AHA”) and its successors and anyone authorized by it the following unrestricted rights and release, all of which may be exercised without geographical, time or other limitation:  In regards to the submission of stories, video or digital recordings, whether of an audio or visual nature, and photographs (collectively “Submitted Material”) for use by the AHA, I hereby release the AHA from all liability, and make the following grants and representations in connection therewith:
(a) The right to record, photograph and/or otherwise use, produce, copyright, transmit by radio or television, use on internet, distribute, exhibit and, as applicable, exploit my likeness, voice, statements, acts, poses, plays and appearances, and all other effects resulting from my services rendered in providing the Submitted Material, it being understood that the rights granted may be exercised in any and all media whatsoever.
(b) All my right, title and interest in all negatives, tapes, transparencies, prints and reproductions of the Submitted Material, including all copyrights, the right to copyright the Submitted Material anywhere in the world and the right to obtain renewals thereof and the right to use, sell, lease or license any of the foregoing, it being understood that AHA shall have the right to cut, edit, alter, interpolate, repurpose and otherwise change the story and to divide the same into as many parts as they desire wherein each part or combination of parts of the presentation may be used alone or together. 
(c) I represent and warrant that the information provided to the AHA is a true and accurate account, is original, does not infringe on another’s copyright or other proprietary rights, is not defamatory and that I have full right and authority to disclose and convey the Story or provide the Photograph(s) and/or video recording to the AHA.
(d) I hereby waive all reuse fees or such other fees which might be applicable to the above stated grant and release. 
(e) I hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the AHA from any liability or injury that may arise from the conveyances and/or permissions in this agreement.
 I represent and warrant that I am of legal age and have the right to enter into the aforementioned agreement of release.