Science

Kaiser Report: Children Targeted in Junk-Food Ads

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1697515/1697516" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A Kaiser Family Foundation report says media messages promoting high-fat and sugary snacks to children now dominate television advertising, which just several years ago mostly featured advertising for toys. Public health officials are attacking the use of cartoon characters by vendors of high-fat and sugary snacks. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from