Sports superstars endorse sugary, fatty foods

October 17, 2013

When Miami Heat star LeBron James isn’t scoring baskets, he’s busy — selling soda, sports drinks, and fast food. But James isn’t alone. In a new study, many top U.S. athletes, from Peyton Manning to Serena Williams, were all over television promoting food and drinks, most of which aren’t very healthy. “We see these people […]

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Junk food makers target kids with free online games, study says

October 16, 2013

By Kathleen Doheny Free online games promoting food products tend to emphasize high-fat or sugary products, according to researchers who looked at 143 websites marketing foods to children through the interactive games, known as “advergames.” Featured foods tended to be low in multiple nutrients or vitamins and high in calories, sugar, and fat, said study […]

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Unhealthy ads dominate Spanish children’s television shows

May 13, 2013

By Jacquellena Carrero Latinos have some of the highest rates of obesity in the nation, and the results of a new study show that advertisers may be contributing to the problem. A new study out by the Journal of Health Communication is showing that the vast majority of food advertisements on Spanish language television shows are unhealthy. According […]

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Research says junk food advertising reductions have been modest

June 5, 2012

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has released a new report titled Trends in Television Food Advertising to Young People: 2011 Update. It follows up on its 2010 update of the same name. Like other recent studies, this Rudd Center report shows some progress in reducing junk food advertising to kids younger than […]

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