Steering your children away from junk food can feel like a losing battle—especially with all of the other voices sweet-talking your kids.
Marketers are feeding teens to toddlers a steady diet of high calorie messages. And it’s a trend that’s increasing.
Fast food marketing to youth has increased over twenty percent, while ads on children’s programs overwhelmingly promote junk food.
Digital media has only given companies more ad space—the most popular brands on Facebook include cookies, candy, soda and energy drinks.
However, Wall Street doesn’t have to influence YOUR street. You can model healthy habits and teach your children to make wise choices. And of course, if you buy the groceries, simply meet requests for junk food with a really powerful message—the word “No.”
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Report: Children’s cereals healthier, but ads more aggressively target kids
- Parents Beware: Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods
- TV ads for kids still heavy on unhealthy foods
- Kids Like Cartoon-Branded Snacks Better
- Fast-food restaurants target U.S. kids, study shows
- Disney announces nutritional standards for food ads
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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