Sign the Petition: Tell PBS to Stop Marketing for Chick-fil-A on Martha Speaks

Public Television Should Not Promote Fast Food to Children

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has distributed 56 million kids meals in bags co-branded with PBS’s popular Martha Speaks children’s show.

PBS’s agreement with Chick-fil-A allowing it to directly target kids is a bad move. Children shouldn’t be targets of advertising, especially for products that contribute to childhood obesity. To make matters worse, WGBH, the PBS station that produces Martha Speaks, is trying to win a Cynopsis advertising industry award for its campaign.

We’re big fans of public broadcasting. It provides parents and kids with an alternative to commercialized television stations. But PBS can do better than allowing a children's show to be a marketing vehicle for fast food. That's nothing to celebrate.

Our petition calls for PBS and WGBH to take the following two actions:
1. PBS should end its partnership with Chick-fil-A.
2. WGBH should withdraw from the Cynopsis awards.

Let’s keep PBS as a refuge for kids from the commercial networks.

Add Your Name to the Petition Below

We, the undersigned, call on PBS Kids and WGBH to end its partnership with Chick-fil-A. We call on WGBH to withdraw from the Cynopsis Kids Marketing Awards. Advertising unhealthy foods to kids has serious health consequences; it’s nothing to celebrate. We demand that PBS and WGBH stop allowing Chick-fil-A to use the popular kids TV show Martha Speaks to directly target children.

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5624 Wed Sep 20 16:34:15 EDT 2017 JOYCE SHIFFRIN brooklyn, NY
5623 Tue Sep 19 07:34:00 EDT 2017 dan Cappello lawrence, PA
5622 Sun Sep 17 08:13:37 EDT 2017 dan Cappello lawrence, PA
5621 Sat Sep 16 11:22:37 EDT 2017 Cherie Lange Binghamton, NY
5620 Sun Sep 10 07:57:10 EDT 2017 Della Cowall Lansdowne, PA
5619 Sat Aug 12 16:14:14 EDT 2017 Meredith Mohr Elkton, MD
5618 Tue Aug 01 10:42:58 EDT 2017 Lillian Jones Fargo, ND
5617 Mon Jul 31 10:45:17 EDT 2017 Glynn Behmen Edina, MN Tell PBS to support Nutrition Science programming using Registered Dietitians and Educational programming using University Professors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
5616 Sun Jul 30 09:22:42 EDT 2017 dan Cappello lawrence, PA
5615 Sun Jul 30 08:06:20 EDT 2017 jonathan gitter Baltimore, MD
5614 Sat Jul 01 09:06:45 EDT 2017 winthrop smith plattsburgh ny, NY I can no longer support PBS because of its acceptance of advertising dollars from the likes of David Koch and Boeing. I didn't know about Chick Fil-A but it's another example of something PBS should More....
5613 Tue Jun 27 16:16:36 EDT 2017 JOYCE SHIFFRIN brooklyn, NY
5612 Wed Jun 21 21:31:14 EDT 2017 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5611 Wed Jun 21 21:24:05 EDT 2017 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5610 Tue Jun 20 03:29:23 EDT 2017 Muhammad Kamal
5609 Mon Jun 05 16:43:12 EDT 2017 Christopher Watkins Leitchfield, KY
5608 Wed May 17 18:37:51 EDT 2017 Sara Katz Manhattan Beach, CA
5607 Wed May 17 15:43:47 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5606 Wed May 17 15:43:35 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5605 Wed May 17 15:43:23 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5604 Sun May 14 13:43:01 EDT 2017 Glenna Wilder North Plains, OR
5603 Wed May 03 13:58:20 EDT 2017 Karma Waterman CO This PETITION IS WRONG. Chick-fil-A is using its popularity with kids in order to promote educational books, games, and TV shows. Everyone of Chick-fil-A's kids meals comes with materials that promote More....
5602 Fri Apr 28 10:46:16 EDT 2017 Anonymous Saint Joseph, MI
5601 Fri Apr 28 10:44:20 EDT 2017 Anonymous Saint Joseph, MI
5600 Wed Apr 19 04:52:48 EDT 2017 Janine Vinton Albany, NY
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