Nickelodeon Wants To Keep Running Junk Food Ads [THE BRIEF]

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In spite of protests, Nickelodeon is resisting banning ads for junk food from the network. The company released the following statement: “As an entertainment company, Nickelodeon’s primary mission is to make the highest quality entertainment content in the world for kids. That is our expertise. We believe strongly that we must leave the science of nutrition to the experts.”

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