Junk Food Ads

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.”

 

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