A study published in the American Journal of Public Health discusses the relationship between television and childhood obesity.Austrian researchers in their own country, Asia, Western Europe, and North America have been examining advertisements for various television programs to determine how much they are eating. In all countries under scrutiny, it was observed that commercials promoting unhealthy food were most missed when children spent most of their time with their parents. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have come to the same conclusion as the Austrian researchers: television ads can be a major cause of childhood obsolescence. Since the seventies, the number of homeless people has tripled among 6-11 year olds, and it is time to see how commercials play a big role in this negative trend. Promoting foods with sugary, artificial ingredients is an unfair thing to do because kids will obviously want to eat what they are shown in the future.
Advertisements can also affect the weight of children
Baby Room: According to a new media report, "... it is forbidden to broadcast advertising that promotes the purchase of goods or services to minors or encourages minors to speak on their behalf." We are curious to know which advertisements aimed at children are not among them. Or how the power interprets the words "nurture" and "encourages". Because the ads are there to convince the little ones.