First Amendment Implications of Restricting Food and Beverage Marketing in Schools

  title={First Amendment Implications of Restricting Food and Beverage Marketing in Schools},
  author={Samantha K. Graff},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={157 - 177}
  • S. Graff
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Economics
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
This article explores how the First Amendment bears upon a school district policy restricting junk food and soda marketing in public schools. The article highlights a clash between two fundamental American beliefs: that a public school should be a sheltered training ground for democratic citizenship and that the strength of the free market economy is dependent upon corporate access to consumers including children. The article begins by describing the “commercial speech doctrine,” which explains… 
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