Fast-Food Ads Strongly Influence Kids

Fast-food restaurants that offer free toys in their television ads strongly influence children and families when it comes to meal choices. The study, which included 100 children and their parents, revealed the more kids watched TV channels that advertised children’s fast-food meals, the more likely their families visited those restaurants. Study author Dr. Jennifer Emond writes, “For now, our best advice to parents is to switch their child to commercial-free TV programming to help avoid pestering for foods seen in commercials.”
The Journal of Pediatrics, October 2015