Food industry achieved only baby steps to improve nutritional quality of foods advertised to kids

Concerns about the role of televised food advertising as a contributor to childhood obesity led to the food industry adopting of a program of self-regulation. A new study evaluated the effectiveness of industry self-regulation and found that this program has achieved little improvement in the nutritional quality of foods advertised to children. The study found that four of every five foods advertised to children (80.5 percent) are classified in the poorest nutritional category, according to HHS guidelines. —> Read More