#PHTwitJC 22 Poll: TV food advertising and children

Kids watching TV

Photo credit: Marc van der Chijs

Topic for next Public Health Twitter Journal Club chat will be TV food advertising and children. This is in the spirit of our ‘in the news’ topics following a recommendation that pre ‘watershed’ advertising for unhealthy food and drink be banned in the UK to limit children’s exposure.

Journal club will take place on Tuesday 26th February at 8.00 GMT.

Please help us select which paper to focus on by voting in the poll (full details of each paper are provided underneath the poll).

Details and links

Adams J, Tyrrell R, Adamson AJ, White M (2012). Effect of Restrictions on Television Food Advertising to Children on Exposure to Advertisements for ‘Less Healthy’ Foods: Repeat Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31578. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031578 Full text link  [content analysis / exposure data]

Chung et al (2012). An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government in Australia.  BMC Public Health 2012, 12: 1123.  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1123 Full text link [policy makers’ views]

Ferguson, C. J., Munoz, M.E .and Medrano, M. R. (2012) Advertising Influences on Young Children’s Food Choices and Parental Influence. The Journal of Pediatrics, 160, 3: 452-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.023 Full text link [experimental study]

Kelly, B. et al (2010).  Television Food Advertising to Children: A Global Perspective. American Journal of Public Health, September 2010, Vol. 100, No. 9, pp. 1730-1736. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.179267 Full text link [content analysis]

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