The Dark Side of Marketing Healthy Food to Children



This is a bug bear of mine using children to sell products on adverts! These young minds are so easily led to follow a cuddly bear, that speaks and tells them that the product that contains extortionate amounts of sugar or even worst saccharin, is good for them, and it will make them healthy and strong! Of course some even go so far as to tell these youngsters to get strong bones and teeth they need to drink strawberry milk or eat cheese straws [made of processed cheese products or similar}! The fact that when l was young l drank milk from a cow and ate bread and cheese sandwiches, and it did me no harm at all!
The companies of today are more interested in “Profit before People and the fact that all these products cause children to become addicted to such an extent, that when in a supermarket as l witnessed the other day, the little boy picks up the drink with his favourite Disney character and says Mum l want this one l saw it on the TV last night! He was aged at no more than 7 years of age, so unless we stop this type of blatant advertising, l really fear for this world!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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  1. A few facts about what our children are being sold!
    Nutrition Facts*
    Amount Per Serving (serving size) = 1/2 cup (120 mL) condensed soup
    Calories 70
    Fat Calories 20
    Total Fat 2g
    Sat. Fat 0.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsat. Fat 0.5g
    Monounsat. Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 5mg
    Sodium 480mg
    Total Carb. 12g
    Dietary Fiber 1g
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 2g
    Potassium 420mg

    % Daily Values**
    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 2%
    Iron 0%

    http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Condensed/Healthy-Kids/120825

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