Study: Junk-food ads thwart parents' efforts to get kids to eat right

Following on the heels of an American Psychological Association report urging that advertisements for young children be restricted, the Kaiser Family Foundation yesterday issued a study implicating junk-food advertising rather than passive TV viewing as a factor behind rising obesity rates in children. Kaiser researchers estimate children now view 40,000 ads a year, most of them for cereals, candy and fast food.

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