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US Food Company Branded Advergames on the Internet: Children's exposure and effects on snack consumption

Jennifer L. Harris, Sarah E. Speers, Marlene B. Schwartz, Kelly D. Brownell
2012 Journal of Children and Media  
After playing unhealthy food advergames, children consumed more nutrient-poor snack foods and fewer fruits and vegetables.  ...  These findings support the need for restrictions on companies' use of advergames to market nutritionally poor foods to children.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17482798.2011.633405 fatcat:gj3plydcjvcbvfpdv247vpzk2u

Empty pledges: a content analysis of Belgian and Dutch child-targeting food websites

E. Neyens, T. Smits
2016 International Journal of Health Promotion and Education  
First, this paper describes the prominence of online marketing on 49 Belgian and Dutch child-targeting food websites and evaluates the nutrient content of the advertised foods and beverages.  ...  The nutrient profile of the online-promoted foods and beverages did not differ significantly between pledge and non-pledge members.  ...  Hence, the nutritional quality of the online advertised foods will be evaluated against the Nutrient Profile Model developed by the UK Food Standards Agency (Lobstein and Davies 2007) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/14635240.2016.1218295 fatcat:l7cw3thuc5cv7kunxs2sl5ob2m

Food and Beverage Marketing to Youth

Andrew Cheyne, Pamela Mejia, Laura Nixon, Lori Dorfman
2014 Current Obesity Reports  
still immersed in advertising and marketing environments that primarily promote unhealthy foods and beverages.  ...  After nearly a decade of concern over the role of food and beverage marketing to youth in the childhood obesity epidemic, American children and adolescentsespecially those from communities of colorare  ...  messages, despite the fact that most of the foods advertised are of poor nutritional quality [32] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13679-014-0122-y pmid:26626921 fatcat:daslxvxig5aejkknmds7lxmy7i

The Effects of Foods Embedded in Entertainment Media on Children's Food Choices and Food Intake: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

Victoria Villegas-Navas, Maria-Jose Montero-Simo, Rafael A. Araque-Padilla
2020 Nutrients  
Most of the studies were assessed as having a middle risk of bias. Overall, food being embedded in entertainment media is a strategy that affects the eating behaviors of children.  ...  We aimed to comprehensively expound the effects of these types of food appearances on dietary outcomes of children.  ...  Additionally, we would like to thank the scholars that provide the required information of their studies. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/nu12040964 pmid:32244299 fatcat:2uv3m7cl6ba7zmhewdleaxp4nu

Regulation of food marketing to children: are statutory or industry self-governed systems effective?

Emma J Boyland, Jennifer L Harris
2017 Public Health Nutrition  
The nutrition quality standards in the Mexican regulations are weaker than the UK standards and the regulations do not address advertising for HFSS foods during the majority of television programming that  ...  US studies have demonstrated the omnipresence of unhealthy food marketing on food company websites used by over a million children each month and the detrimental effect of 'advergames' on children's snack  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1368980017000465 pmid:28317493 fatcat:5tsu7ynf7vgunahventmzljrsm

The effectiveness of self-regulation in limiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages on children's preferred websites in Canada

Monique Potvin Kent, Elise Pauzé
2018 Public Health Nutrition  
Nutritional quality of all food/beverage ads was assessed using the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and UK Nutrient Profile Models (NPM).  ...  AbstractObjectiveTo assess the effectiveness of the self-regulatory Canadian Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CAI) in limiting advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages on children's  ...  Authorship: M.P.K. designed the study and oversaw the data collection and analysis. E.P. collected and analysed the data and wrote the first draft of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1368980017004177 pmid:29433594 fatcat:eq6dsbnk3fhulo6xsfbxkeungq

Foods Promotion to Children: Understanding the Need of Responsibility in Marketing to Children

Pavleen Kaur
2011 Information Management and Business Review  
It is known that children lack the necessary ability to understand that marketers direct promotions at them after a rigorous analysis of child psychology.  ...  Although parents also need to control food intake of their children or the government should intervene to check unethical practices of marketers, yet, their efforts are rendered unsuccessful if foods marketing  ...  Or, the other way out is that they a) modify the content of foods (reduce fat, sugar and salt) and maintain taste, b) fortify the foods for children with necessary nutrients like calcium and iron, c) reduce  ... 
doi:10.22610/imbr.v2i4.892 fatcat:fx3ofue4rbci5dvdyutqcb4cxm


2017 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics  
We find that the relationship of television advertising and a cereal's brand-packaging characteristics varies by target audience.  ...  We examine the relationship of product characteristics of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal and targeted television advertising to specific consumer segments.  ...  advertising and cobranding may be more effective than others for promoting healthy foods.  ... 
doi:10.1017/aae.2017.1 fatcat:fjxbozcjwfatbc3im3zzgkgve4

The Food Marketing Defense Model: Integrating Psychological Research to Protect Youth and Inform Public Policy

Jennifer L. Harris, Kelly D. Brownell, John A. Bargh
2009 Social Issues and Policy Review  
Marketing practices that promote calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods directly to children and adolescents present significant public health risk.  ...  All forms of marketing pose considerable risk; adolescents are also highly vulnerable; and food marketing may produce far-reaching negative health outcomes.  ...  We first summarize existing research on the scope and impact of food marketing to children and adolescents and the concern that this advertising almost exclusively promotes foods of poor nutritional quality  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1751-2409.2009.01015.x pmid:20182647 pmcid:PMC2826802 fatcat:kgpey6lswbbibghvjsol7uqsle

Food marketing to children in Canada: a settings-based scoping review on exposure, power and impact

Rachel Prowse
2017 Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada  
regulations may mediate the effect of food marketing on children.  ...  Methods The author searched databases for Canadian research on children's exposure to food marketing, and the power and impact of food marketing to children (2-17 years) across settings, and on how current  ...  Acknowledgements Conflicts of interest Rachel Prowse has no financial relationships that may pose a conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.24095/hpcdp.37.9.03 pmid:28902477 pmcid:PMC5650037 fatcat:dj4z7pmba5clpkchmzk2oaq77a

Food Industry Promises to Address Childhood Obesity: Preliminary Evaluation

Alexandra Lewin, Lauren Lindstrom, Marion Nestle
2006 Journal of Public Health Policy  
This strategy assumes that by reducing undesirable nutrients in food products -or adding desirable nutrients -products will be ''healthier,'' and so will children who consume them.  ...  Table 1 gives a few examples of advertising expenditures and the sales they generate for specific products.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jphp.3200098 pmid:17164800 fatcat:2me6zpozhnfs5npbsahlg3uq6u

Food and Beverage Cues Featured in YouTube Videos of Social Media Influencers Popular With Children: An Exploratory Study

Anna E. Coates, Charlotte A. Hardman, Jason C. G. Halford, Paul Christiansen, Emma J. Boyland
2019 Frontiers in Psychology  
The objective of this study was to explore the extent and nature of food and beverage cues featured in YouTube videos of influencers popular with children.  ...  However, little is known about the prevalence of such cues, the contexts in which they appear, and the frequency with which they are featured as part of explicit marketing campaigns.  ...  FIGURE 1 | 1 The percentage of food and beverage cues categorized by nutrient profile according to the UK Nutrient Profiling Model.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02142 pmid:31616344 pmcid:PMC6763597 fatcat:utzsiccedvemlneh3akfakpfe4

A Review of Environmental Influences on Food Choices

Nicole Larson, Mary Story
2009 Annals of Behavioral Medicine  
Purpose This study aims to review research that examines factors having an influence on food choices in social environments, physical environments, and macroenvironments.  ...  Methods A snowball strategy was used to identify relevant peer-reviewed studies and reviews, with a focus on research completed in the US and published within the past 10 years.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper was supported in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12160-009-9120-9 pmid:19802648 fatcat:hkf6xhqtrbcbrm46on3hjcdehm

Knowledge needs and the 'savvy' child: teenager perspectives on banning food marketing to children

Charlene Elliott
2016 Critical Public Health  
Food marketing to children is a powerful factor in the health of young people.  ...  Such perspectives mirror the arguments made by the food industry, and suggest that teenagers' self-identification as consumers trump questions of ethics or public health.  ...  Kirsten Bell and the two anonymous reviewers for helpful feedback and direction on the manuscript. Disclosure statement No potential conflict of interest was reported by the author.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09581596.2016.1240356 fatcat:aqk2utpo5vgynb4bfwbkg2vyny

Influence of food companies' brand mascots and entertainment companies' cartoon media characters on children's diet and health: a systematic review and research needs

V. I. Kraak, M. Story
2014 Obesity Reviews  
Reducing the extent and persuasive power of marketing unhealthy foods to children worldwide are important obesity prevention goals.  ...  Future research can be used to inform the deliberations of policymakers, practitioners and advocates regarding how media character marketing should be used to support healthy food environments for children  ...  Acknowledgments This paper was adapted from an earlier version commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Healthy Eating Research program that focused on the United States (U.S.).  ... 
doi:10.1111/obr.12237 pmid:25516352 pmcid:PMC4359675 fatcat:emadgnrgnbby3kzudtph5nrdvy
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