Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

Silly Kids. Can’t They Tell Apple Slices from French Fries?

The answer is no. Here is the story. Fast food conglomerates such as Burger King and McDonald’s are notorious for their advertising and marketing to kids. It’s so bad that the federal government considered intervening. Alas, well-funded lobbies representing corporate … Continue reading

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Junk Food Commercials Influence Young Kids, Parents Can Mitigate the Effect

Junk Food Commercials Influence Young Kids, Parents Can Mitigate the Effect

The Journal of Pediatrics published the results of an interesting study. Researchers wanted to see how young children are affected by commercials for junk food vs parental guidance. The “experiment” was conducted onĀ 75 children aged 3 to 5: They watched … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s announced yesterday that the Happy Meal is changing: 1. The amount of french fries will more than halve from 2.4 oz to 1.1. 2. 5 Apple slices will be added to each Happy Meal. 3. Low fat chocolate milk … Continue reading

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Sign of Hope? Fast Food Chains Launch “Kids Live Well” Menu Items

Sign of Hope? Fast Food Chains Launch “Kids Live Well” Menu Items

The National Restaurant Association has just launched a program called “Kids Live Well” that includes changes to kiddie meals being served by 19 franchises in over 15,000 locations across the country. The list includes big chains like IHOP, Burger King, … Continue reading

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