August 18, 2011
In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests that the only real way to limit the nagging is to reduce the number of junk food ads children are exposed to on commercial television. Follow the link below to read the full summary from the Huffington Post.