food advertising food advertising
Stories About

food advertising

It's well-known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids --but not when it comes to healthy foods. Jessica Lee Photography/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

toggle caption
Jessica Lee Photography/Getty Images/Image Source

Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/699588187/699948870" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People were more likely to try mealworms — such as these mealworm chocolate truffles sprinkled with coconut — when the ad focused on taste and experience, a study showed. Oliver Brachat/for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Oliver Brachat/for NPR

There is a whole subset of people who can't imagine popcorn without a sprinkling of nutritional yeast, which is naturally full of B vitamins that are harder to come by in meat-free diets. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Getty Images
Phillip Waterman/Getty Images/Cultura RF

Radio Replay: This Is Your Brain On Ads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612037491/612355713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Phillip Waterman/Getty Images/Cultura RF

This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Media Companies Hijack Your Attention

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606346395/606353506" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The hardworking Instant Pot, touted by its fans on social media, is Amazon's top-selling item in the U.S. How it got to No. 1 is a lesson in viral marketing savvy. Grace Hwang Lynch hide caption

toggle caption
Grace Hwang Lynch

Two people at a food pantry in Portland, Maine, choose items from a display of produce. Several food banks around the country have been trying something new to get people to choose healthier foods. And it's working. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images

Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/499325457/501053291" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In this 2011 photo, a banner in an Iowa grocery store advertises "pork, the other white meat" — the former, long-running slogan of the National Pork Board. Funded by money collected by the federal government, the board is one of a dozen promotional funds for different parts of American agriculture. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Charlie Neibergall/AP

Why Does Government Act As Tax Collector For Agribusiness?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/440935380/442907144" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The newest campaign from vegan advocacy group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine targets dairy in school lunches. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine hide caption

toggle caption
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine