Powerful new forms of interactive television (ITV) advertising are being deployed in the US, reaching over 50 million homes by early 2010. Fast-food companies are among those marketers in the forefront of harnessing TV’s potential to deliver personalized and more engaging commercial messages. The introduction of ITV advertising in the US coincides with three upcoming federal regulatory initiatives focused on children and television that could lead to new policies protecting young people from harmful forms of food and beverage marketing. This project will provide an accessible and well-documented analysis and recommendations concerning the implications of next-generation TV advertising for children and youth, including an examination of the best means of safeguarding young viewers from harmful food and beverage marketing. The resulting white paper will help the public health community assess a range of potential regulatory and related safeguards.
Providing Analysis and Recommendations for Safeguards on the Next Generation of TV Food Marketing Focused on Children and Youth
Digital Food and Beverage Marketing Environments in a National Sample of Middle Schools: Implications for Policy and Practice
One promising approach to influence nutrition behavior is to limit food and beverage marketing to children. Children are a lucrative market and schools may be an effective setting in which to intervene. Studies have shown that marketing in schools is prevalent but little is known about digital marketing to students … More
Retailers and other organizations currently use a variety of nutrition standards and recommendations to guide consumers towards healthier, “Better for You”, options. This variety can be confusing to consumers. Healthy Eating Research convened a scientific advisory committee to review existing “Better-For-You” nutrition standards, and analyze their strengths and weaknesses. The … More
The healthfulness of foods and beverages found in retail food stores differs widely across the United States, both by location of the store as well as by store type. Some communities have limited access to stores that carry healthful staple foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain-rich foods, and … More