Evaluating Industry Self-Regulation of Food Marketing to Children

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine compared television food advertising to U.S. children in 2007 and 2013. No significant improvement in the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children has been achieved since industry self-regulation was adopted. In 2013, 80.5% of all foods advertised to children were for products in the poorest nutritional category.

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