Half of Foods Advertised to Kids Don't Meet U.S. Nutrition Guidelines

April 23, 2015 4:00 PM

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Half of Foods Advertised to Kids Don't Meet U.S. Nutrition Guidelines

A new study shows that 53% of food products approved for advertising on TV programs that cater to kids do not meet U.S. recommended government nutrition guidelines.

Kids see 10 to 13 food-related TV ads every day, says the study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, and about half of those ads air during programs that specifically cater to children. The researchers looked at two sets of nutritional guidelines designed specifically to recommend wh...

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