Study: Healthy Food is Nowhere to be seen on TV Ads for Kids

August 11, 2011

A new study reported in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine says that while kids are seeing less fast food commercials on television, junk food still accounts for most of the food ads kids are exposed to on TV.

The research comes from 2009 and the study says there were significantly less advertisements with high-fat, high-sugar or high-sodium foods on TV than in 2003, but these junk food commercials still account for 86% of food-related ads. The study looked at commercials that were aired during children's programs and commercials that were generally seen by kids under the age of 12.

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