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 HappyMeal.com, 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
- Children in low-income communities are exposed to advertising more frequently than higher-income counterparts.²
- Harris J, Schwartz M, Munsell C, et al. Measuring Progress in Nutrition and Marketing to Children and Teen. http://fastfoodmarketing.org/media/FastFoodFACTS_Report.pdf. Published 2013. Accessed June 28, 2017.
- Unhealthy and Unregulated Food Advertising and MArketing to Children. https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@adv/documents/downloadable/ucm_461345.pdf. Accessed June 28, 2017.