September 1st, 2013
Did you know your children will watch 5,000 commercials about food in the next year?
By Anissa Ford
Food companies advertise and market their products to children with the intention of getting kids hooked on foods. Most of these foods are filled with fructose, salts and saturated fats. Big food companies spend nearly $2 billion per year on advertising campaigns.
PopTarts for example, from the Kellogg company, developed a Peanut Butter flavored PopTart. They announced the new fructose filled pastry back in May and said they’re giving teens what they want.
Food MythBusters, “a project that seeks to “spread the real story of our food, debunk persistent myths about sustainable food and farming, through compelling media, a new online information center, and grassroots events” launches a movie about corporate marketing, food and our kids September 25th.