Australian Council on Children and the Media

Australian study shows that watching food ads on television is bad for children’s diets August 12, 2015

A University of Wollongong study has shown that Australian children who watch TV commercials are more likely to have poorer diets compared to those who don’t.

The study was led by dietitian and public health expert Dr Bridget Kelly. It looked at the impact of children’s exposure to television food advertising on their dietary patterns as part of a larger survey on responses to food branding.

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