According to a study conducted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, children saw substantially more television advertising for unhealthy snack foods in the past five years, despite industry pledges to self-regulate.
Researchers analyzed data from 2010 to 2014, and discovered that children’s and teens’ exposure to TV ads for snacks such as cookies, chips, and fruit snacks increased over that time-period.
Companies have developed some healthier snacks to meet updated national nutrition standards for snacks sold in schools (Smart Snacks), but with the exception of yogurt, these healthier alternatives were not advertised to children on TV.
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