Building healthy eating habits in boys

Thu 19 April 18

Most boys love to eat and when growth spurts are about to hit they manage to ingest seemingly endless supplies of food – but are they getting the right foods and key messages and skills to help them develop healthy eating habits? A recent study from the University of Adelaide found Australian children watching free-to-air television are being inundated with junk food advertising on a daily basis. The study, which digitally compiled advertising data from one Adelaide television channel over the course of 2016 (recording 30,000 hours – including 500 hours of advertising), found children were subjected to nearly two and half times more junk food advertising than healthy food at peak child viewing times. University of Adelaide Associate Professor Click here to continue reading.

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