Children don’t need a daily diet of junk-food ads

March 7, 2017

The Globe and Mail

Andre Picard

Young people today spend a lot of time staring at screens – immersed in video games, websites, social media, even old-fashioned TV – and during that time they are often bombarded with advertising, almost all of it for junk food.

On TV shows aimed at kids, they will see about five ads for sugary and salty treats an hour, and that’s with regulation (or at least self-regulation by industry). Read More…