The evidence does show advertising causes children to eat more high-calorie foods and that television viewing in general is linked to weight problems for children and teens.
The new report by the National Academy of Sciences is considered the most authoritative review to date of how junk-food ads and marketing threaten the health of young children.
To help reverse that influence, the report recommends that food companies stop targeting kids with "spokes-characters," such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Barbie dolls, to promote foods high in calories and low in nutrients.
K- the rest is about USA law, they might make it illegal to show these ads. Good idea.
But for every kid who watches TV, there is NO WAY to NOT get hungry. The ads, and even the shows content sometimes, puts pictures of delicious looking foods, and people eating it. Its simple stuff to see that creates "hunger-by-suggestion".
What, you think thats hokus pokus?
Its not. You get hungry when you think of:
"the McD burger ads showing the side of the burger".
Admit it, you are salivating right now!!!
Ok, sorry to do that to you. But our kids are FAT. And the TV and bilboards and everywhere, these unhealthy foods are attractive enough to get us to go for it. Its an addiction like any other, we cannot stop ourselves despite better judgement or knowledge. "I know, but I WAAAAANT it" And we do it.
Heck, have you noticed that it feels good to just pay for the stuff, right? The whole thing is "brainwashing deluxe, super size your profits". Drugs, Sugar, Pharmaceuticals, - chemical addictions all the same, just some are corporate and others illegal.
Not Phat, just FAT. Sorry again kid, but ya gott realise its not healthy. It will likely premise your adult weight too. Diabetis type 2 is from junk foods, and 'easy' calories from sugar. We have to work at calories, digest proteins and vegetable matter.
One more time, its so right:
Drugs, Sugar, Pharmaceuticals, - chemical addictions all the same, just some are corporate and others illegal.