Koop member Jennifer Emond looked at preschool-age kids’ exposure to TV ads for 10 specific high-sugar cereal brands and subsequent intake of advertised cereal. The study, the first of its kind in a naturalistic setting, found that commercial exposure was prospectively associated with brand-specific high-sugar cereal consumption. Read more here.
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Chile has exchanged cartoon characters and child appeal for black warning labels on their food products shaped like a stop sign. These new changes aim to bring awareness about high levels of sugar, salt, calories, and saturated fats in foods. Read more here.