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The majority of US schools and states do not have any policies about commercial marketing activities in schools. The US GAO report found that only 19 states currently have statutes or regulations that address school-related commercial activities. Only five states were reported to have more comprehensive policies covering various activities related to product sales, and direct or indirect advertising. Several national organizations and youth advocacy groups are concerned about the growing influx of in-school marketing and advertising and have advocated limiting commercial activities in schools, arguing that children's health is not an acceptable "trade off" for increased revenues.
Recently, there have been successful local initiatives to eliminate soft drink vending machines and advertising from schools.
Several school districts across the country have refused to enter into agreements with soft drink companies after protests by parents, students and school officials. The same year, the Los Angeles unified school district, which includes schools and , students, voted to ban the sales of soft drinks in vending machines.
Concerns about the effects of television advertising on children are shared by a number of European countries and Australia.
Australia does not allow ads during television programming for preschoolers. In recent years, the food and beverage industry has viewed children and adolescents as a major market force. As a result, children and adolescents are targeted aggressively by food advertisers, and are exposed to a growing and unprecedented amount of advertising, marketing, and commercialism through a wide range of channels.
The principal goal of food advertising and marketing aimed at children is to influence brand awareness, brand preference, brand loyalty, and food purchases among youth. A wide range of food advertising techniques and channels are used to reach children and adolescents to foster brand awareness to encourage product sales.
The strong similarities between the marketing and promotional activities used by food companies to advertise unhealthy foods to children and those used by the tobacco industry to market cigarettes to children are striking. Promotional materials caps, sports bags, lighters with cigarette brand logos , sweepstakes, and premiums were commonly used. The "Marlboro Man," with his image of independence and autonomy, struck a responsive chord among adolescent males.
Collectively, the advertising techniques and promotional campaigns targeting youth were highly successful in encouraging underage smoking. Numerous studies have shown that foods heavily marketed to preschool and grade school children are predominantly high in sugar and fat, [ 36 , 40 , 41 ] which is the antithesis of healthful eating recommendations for children.
Experimental studies have consistently shown that children exposed to food advertising prefer and choose advertised food products more frequently than those not exposed to such ads. African American and Hispanic children also have a higher prevalence of obesity than white children. Because marketing to children and adolescents has become so pervasive, many child advocates and media experts believe that such marketing constitutes an escalating public health problem.
Numerous studies have documented that children under 8 years of age are developmentally unable to understand the intent of advertisements and accept advertising claims as factual.
The purpose of advertising is to persuade, and young children have few defenses against such advertising. Older children and teens can be manipulated by the strong emotive messages in advertisements. Social and environmental structures can actively support and promote healthy food choices for children.
There is a need for national discussion and dialogue on these issues. Potential strategies and policy recommendations on food advertising and marketing aimed at children. The growing epidemic of childhood obesity has focused attention on the possible role that food and beverage advertising and marketing may play in influencing child and adolescent eating behaviors and body weight.
More research is needed to examine whether food advertising is a causal factor for increased risk of obesity. Experimental and epidemiologic research, including longitudinal designs, is needed to study the effect of food advertising on children's food choices, eating behaviors and body weight. Studies need to include the various marketing channels used to reach youth, such as television, schools, and the Internet, as well as different age periods, such as early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence.
This article focused on marketing practices and research conducted primarily in the US. However, a number of studies in other countries, such as Australia and the UK, have found that television advertising to children for high sugar and high fat foods is prevalent. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U.
Published online Feb Mary Story 1 and Simone French 1. Received Sep 9; Accepted Feb This is an Open Access article: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract In recent years, the food and beverage industry in the US has viewed children and adolescents as a major market force. Introduction Nutrition during childhood and adolescence is essential for growth and development, health and well-being. Food Advertising Advertising is central to the marketing of the US food supply.
Open in a separate window. Food Advertising and Marketing Channels Multiple channels are used to reach youth to foster brand-building and influence food product purchase behavior. Television advertising The largest single source of media messages about food to children, especially younger children, is television. In-school marketing During the past decade in the US, use of public schools as advertising and marketing venues has grown.
US General Accounting Office. Commercial Activities in Schools, Product placements Product placement is increasing in popularity and becoming more acceptable as a standard marketing channel. Kids' clubs Several corporations have developed branded kids clubs as a way to communicate with and maintain an ongoing relationship with children.
Internet Online media play an increasingly significant role in the lives of US children and teenagers. There is a special Big Kids Club link on the home page where 4—12 year olds are encouraged to become club members.
An ad for free Air Head candy in specially marked boxes of Cap'n Crunch appears on the corner of most pages of the site. Each logo links to individual product's homepage i. Kids can meet the individual elves and also send an electronic "elfin greeting card" to friends.
Throughout the website, there is e-billboard with ads for Keebler cookies and snacks. There is also an interactive Frosted Flakes Hockey Game that kids can play with Tony the Tiger, replete with the sound of a cheering crowd. Children can look at child-geared food logos in a number of fun activities. Many games, the pieces of which involve one of the sponsored products. E-cards of characters can be sent from this site.
You can register to receive a regular newsletter and e-mails of the latest offers or rewards promoted by the company. Design your own fun with toppings and You're Full of Bologna Trivia. Toys and products with brand logos There has been a recent trend among food companies to market toys and products with brand logos to preschoolers and young children to develop an early and positive relationship with the child and thereby promote brand awareness and preference.
Table 4 Examples of toys with food brand logos in the US. Comes with Happy Meal box. Set comes with Jello and mold for making Barbie's pink Jello.
She has a tray of French fries, hamburger, soft drinks. Comes with Barbie's little sister Kelly who has a Happy Meal. In her Little Debbie shopping bag are authentic miniature boxes of Little Debbie snack cakes. Teddy Grahams Game Mattel. Youth-targeted Promotions Promotions are a commonly used marketing method for reaching children and adolescents and include cross-selling, tie-ins, premiums, and sweepstakes prizes.
The Influence of Food Advertising on Children's Food Preferences and Eating Behavior Of critical importance is whether youth-targeted marketing and advertising of food products has any impact on children's food behaviors or body weight. Regulations on Advertising to Children It is evident that food advertising targeting children is well-funded and saturates their environment from multiple channels. The group was created in response to legislation to restrict or ban advertising to children.
FTC presents a review of the scientific evidence and argues that all advertising directed to young children is inherently unfair and deceptive. The proposal provokes intense opposition from the broadcasting, advertising and food and toy industries and an aggressive campaign to oppose the ban based on First Amendment Protection.
The Act prohibits any further action to adopt proposed children's advertising rules. FCC deregulates all limits on the amount of advertising times, and the restriction on program-length commercials. FCC reinstates the policy on program length commercials but redefines them. Internet Advertising and marketing aimed at children is rapidly becoming a pervasive presence on the Internet, with new techniques constantly being developed, yet advertising on the Web is virtually unrestricted.
Schools The majority of US schools and states do not have any policies about commercial marketing activities in schools. Regulations in Other Countries Concerns about the effects of television advertising on children are shared by a number of European countries and Australia. Summary and Conclusions In recent years, the food and beverage industry has viewed children and adolescents as a major market force. Table 7 Potential strategies and policy recommendations on food advertising and marketing aimed at children.
Children's health should never be an acceptable "trade-off," no matter how severe the budgetary constraints in schools or communities. The sale of soft drinks and other high calorie, low nutrition foods should be prohibited during the school day in public schools. Since the climate has not been favorable for regulation, interim means could be explored such as having stricter limitations on the amount of advertising permitted on children's television e. These funds could be used to develop nutrition and physical activity media campaigns and promotion programs to be overseen by a non-profit or governmental organization.
As an interim step, guidelines for responsible food advertising and marketing aimed at children could be developed. The FTC would be the most appropriate federal agency to develop such rules. Bright Futures in Practice: Feeding Children of All Ages. New York, Villard Books; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for school health programs to promote lifelong healthy eating.
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