Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated


According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher portion of fast-food ads appearing on Spanish-language TV.

Yale University researchers have taken into account the high obesity rates associated with youngsters. Obesity is a public health concern in the United States and these youths being regularly exposed to food product ads with little or no nutritional value can contribute to the issue at hand.

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Federal Programs Related to - Endocrine, Metabolic & Nutritional Research

Programs involved in the systematic study of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect ductless glands. Addison's Diseases Research; Dwarfism Research; Thyroid Diseases Research

Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.




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Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”


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