Children describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting’ and ‘addictive’, and say they could ‘lick the screen,’ according to a new junk food advertising study from Cancer Research UK.
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Should celebrities be more careful about their endorsements? A new study found that celebrity endorsements of food products encourage less healthy food choices.
Can eating junk food actually make you lose your appetite for healthy foods? That’s the conclusion of a recent study out of Australia, reports the Daily Mail.
It simply wouldn’t be fast food without dollar menus, right? Well, that all might soon change if some fast food franchises get their way.
New research shows that people report that organic food tastes healthier than its conventional counterparts. When trying food – even junk food – with an organic label, participants guessed that the food was lower in fat and calories than food with a conventional label.
It’s no secret: food manufacturers see kids as golden geese. Establish brand recognition during the preschool years, and you’ve got yourself a customer for life! Of course, you’ve also got a nation filled with children struggling with obesity, diabetes, and other lifelong health risks… but hey, that’s for their parents to worry about! Parent, author, and educator Anna Lappe calls food companies out — and calls all of us to action — in a TEDx talk published earlier this month.
I ran across an interesting video that talks about organic junk food that I thought makes some really good points. Around the holidays, we’re all trying our best not to fall into the holiday junk food trap, and I think this is an important time to remember that organic junk food is still junk food.
I’ve been meaning to write on something interesting I ran across on StumbleUpon for awhile. I haven’t been able to replicate the search results below all together as search recommendations where I live (Poland) or when setting the search location to Florida or Utah (I’m from Florida; why Utah, I don’t know…). Nonetheless, I […]
A Facebook pal recently asked what folks thought about Georgia’s new childhood obesity campaign. It garnered some really good discussion, and it got me thinking a lot about how we can tackle this childhood obesity problem.
The wonderful potential of corporate globalization. Rich corporations that have compromised the health of people living in rich countries can now do so in the developing world, as well. “Diabetes, obesity and heart disease rates are soaring in developing countries, as multinationals find new ways of selling processed food to the poor,” the Guardian reports. […]
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is asking consumers to send a letter to the White House that we are not OK with the food industry marketing junk food to children.
I wrote back in June about the fact that the USDA doesn’t follow its own dietary advice.. when it comes to food subsidies. But a new report by the US Public Interest Research Group, “Apples to Twinkies,” puts more numbers to that. Here are some key ones:
Consumer Reports recently released a video that took a look at the junk food masquerading as health food on store shelves.