Family TV saturated with junk food ads

May 30, 2014

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that young people are exposed to advertisements that promote unhealthy food during primetime TV, which are normally banned from children’s programming. An analysis of more than 750 ads found that almost one in four TV ads shown between 8-9 p.m. were for food, and it was possible […]

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Junk food laws may help curb childhood obesity: Study

August 13, 2012

Aug. 13, 2012, Huffington Post By Lindsey Tanner Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness […]

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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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