Sugary drinks add large amounts of calories to the diet and are linked with obesity. Many state legislatures have tried to impose new taxes on sugary drinks, but the beverage … More
price increase on sugary drinks results in a net increase in jobs
Healthy Eating Research has awarded nine new grants that will help build the evidence needed to prevent childhood obesity. These studies, funded through two grant opportunities under the Healthy Eating Research 2013 Call for Proposals, will focus on: food and beverage marketing; food pricing and economic approaches; improving access to healthy foods in lower-income communities; and school and child-care settings.
State consumer protection laws do not adequately protect children from deceptive digital food marketing campaigns, according to a report released by the Public Health Advocacy Institute, Center for Digital Democracy, and Berkeley Media Studies Group. Funded by Healthy Eating Research, the report finds that additional regulatory oversight is needed for digital marketing practices employed by food and beverage companies.
Sugary drinks add large amounts of calories to the diet and are linked with obesity. Many state legislatures have tried to impose new taxes on sugary drinks, but the beverage industry has opposed such measures claiming that taxes on sugary drinks will result in regional job losses because of reduced … More
This paper examines the effects of messages describing consequences of childhood obesity on Americans’ attitudes about obesity prevention policy and compares these attitudes by political ideology (conservative, moderate, and liberal). Using data from two nationally representative internet-based surveys with adult participants, researchers found that respondents considered several consequences of childhood … More
This article assesses the nutritional quality of foods that are advertised with familiar children’s characters. It also examines how frequently familiar characters are paired with health messages in these advertisement. A total of 577 food advertisements that were aired on the most popular broadcast and cable channels during 2011 were … More
This article compares quick-service restaurant (QSR) television advertisements for children’s meals with adult advertisements from the same company to assess whether companies were complying with their self-regulatory pledges. Researchers coded nationally televised advertisements for visual and audio assessments of branding, toy premiums, movie tie-ins, and depictions of food. They found … More