Promoting Healthy Products & Services


The promotion and sale of safe, healthy and affordable products and services.


  • Hispanic preschoolers’ exposure to fast food ads on Spanish-language TV increased by 16%, reaching almost one ad viewed per day.¹
  • Combined advertising spending on Spanish-language TV by all fast food restaurants increased 8% from 2009 to 2012.
  • Black children and teens saw approximately 60% more fast food ads than white youth.
  • Hispanic youth were 30% more likely to visit, and Black youth were 44% more likely to visit the site.

Connection Across Determinants


  • Adolescents consume 8% of their calories from carbonated beverages.²
  • Youth see more than 50,000 TV advertisements of unhealthy food each year.²
  • 66% of cereals promoted to children do not meet nutrition standards.²

Socioeconomic Status

  • Children in low-income communities are exposed to advertising more frequently than higher-income counterparts.²

  1. Harris J, Schwartz M, Munsell C, et al. Measuring Progress in Nutrition and Marketing to Children and Teen. Published 2013. Accessed June 28, 2017.
  2. Unhealthy and Unregulated Food Advertising and MArketing to Children. Accessed June 28, 2017.