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Unhealthy foods feature prominently on children’s TV, study shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 04 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4416
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Unhealthy foods and sugary drinks are commonly shown on children’s television programmes in the United Kingdom and Ireland, often portrayed in a positive light, new research shows.1

The researchers assessed the frequency and type of food and drink portrayals in children’s television programmes between 6 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday on the BBC and RTE channels in 2010. Both channels are national broadcast …

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