Kids Eat 30 More Calories After Ads for 'Unhealthy' Foods, Study Finds

Study found 80 percent of all food ads are for 'unhealthy' snacks and foods.
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Snacks and TV for too many kids they go hand in hand in the power of advertising could be at least partly to Blake. A new study shows that kids eat more calories while watching commercials for unhealthy food thirty more calories per day on average. Those who ate the most tended to beat boys and kids under eight. But another study now suggests that this advertising power may also be used for good. A group of researchers led by the Ohio State University watched. What elementary schoolers eight after seeing a squad of veggies superhero. Like pot tomato and socks you Kimi. Talk about superffoods. Researchers decorated school cell bars with a banner featuring its characters. And the number of students who have it veggies to their plates doubled from twelve point six to 24%. Even more impressive. Airing video clips of the super veggies alongside the banner almost triple the percentage of students who loaded up from the salad bar. So while advertising is often used to drive kids the peaks ice cream and of the delectable this study reveals. That sometimes good for you triumph or you. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy jobs.

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