Study: 95% of food advertised during children's TV high in fats, sugar, sodium

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December 17, 2013 6:56:23 PM PST
The food and drinks advertised during children's TV programs are less healthy than food advertised in other programs.

That's according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Overall, more than 84 percent of food ads seen by kids were for products high in fats, sugar and sodium.

When researchers looked at just children's programming, that increased to more than 95 percent.