How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

How Food Stylists Make Us Crave Junk Food

Admit it, some of those commercials for burgers, tacos, and whatnot at fast food chains make your mouth water. When you go McDonald’s or Taco Bell or Pizza Hut, the actual product you get looks much smaller, less vivid and … Continue reading

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Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Yesterday in Washington DC, Robert Iger, Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, and First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative in the uphill battle against childhood obesity. For starters, Disney is upping the nutrition standards for food served at … 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 on 75 children aged 3 to 5: They watched … Continue reading

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Those %@#! Comfort Food Commercials

Those %@#! Comfort Food Commercials

This is a guest post by pediatrician, author, and childhood obesity specialist, Dr. Robert A. Pretlow. I was fixing dinner the other night with the TV going in the background. I vaguely caught the end of a commercial. Did I … Continue reading

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Why Food Always Looks Better in the Ad [Video]

Why Food Always Looks Better in the Ad [Video]

Do you wonder why burgers, tacos, and TV dinners always look so great in ads and on commercials? Sit down with your kids and have a look at the oldie but goodie explanation video clip above. Get Fooducated: RSS Subscription … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Kids from Junk Food Advertising

How to Save Your Kids from Junk Food Advertising

Brand marketers and ad agencies know that children and teens are very impressionable. Food companies know that bonds created in these formative years, will promise a lifetime of loyalty to their brands. Hey,  I can still whistle the tunes of … Continue reading

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