06 Jun '12, 3am

Disney's decision to ban junk food ads doesn't address root issues

Disney's decision to ban junk food ads doesn't address root issues

Disney recently committed to banish junk food ads on children's programing . They plan on only advertising foods that are lower in saturated fat, calories, sodium and sugar. This decision is based on the desire to help in the fight against childhood obesity by helping children eat healthier foods. The question is whether or not this will have a significant impact on children’s health. Here is my opinion. Children are easily influenced by commercials I think that we can all remember a time in our life when we saw a commercial for a certain type of food or toy, and that commercial made us want that item. I even have a memory of really, really wanting those new little “luncheon” boxes full of crackers and cheese. I thought they were special and after seeing a few commercials demonstrating clearly to my eight year-old mind the superiority of these lunches, I looked with longin...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/disneys-deci...

Tweets

Disney to ban junk food advertisements on TV ch...

straitstimes.com 06 Jun '12, 5am

The Walt Disney Company, in a first for a United States (US) media giant, said on Tuesday it will ban junk-food advertisin...

Disney bans junk food ads from kids’ programming

grist.org 05 Jun '12, 2pm

Saturday morning cartoons will never be the same. Disney is announcing today that the company’s media properties — its web...

A pint of beer

runnersworld.com 07 Jun '12, 4am

BLUEBERRIES PROTECT YOU ON LONG RUNS Physiologists from Appalachian State University gave runners a cup of blueberries dai...

Disney Bans Junk Food Ads on Its Children’s Programming

Disney Bans Junk Food Ads on Its Children’s Pro...

treehugger.com 09 Jun '12, 12pm

Disney has instituted a junk food ban on programming geared toward children. It will begin imposing the stricter regulatio...

Is Red Meat Healthy?

Is Red Meat Healthy?

munfitnessblog.com 06 Jun '12, 4pm

So, after reading what I mentioned, you may be now discouraged to eat red meat. Actually, red meat is rich in protein, zin...

Food on her mind: vice president of merchandising for Central, Natira Boonsri dishes on food and shopping.

Food on her mind: vice president of merchandisi...

asiatatlerdining.com 11 Jun '12, 8am

Our guest for the evening is Natira Boonsri, vice president of merchandising for Central Department Store. She became seri...