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Snack FACTS 2015: Evaluating snack food nutrition and marketing to youth

Authors/ source/ publisher
Jennifer L. Harris; Marlene B. Schwartz; Catherine Shehan; Maia Hyary; Julia Appel; Karen Haraghey; Xun Li; Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Date added to library 29 November 2015
Year published
The frequency of snacking on high-calorie foods by young people has increased over the past 40 years, contributing to poor diet and excess calories. Snack FACTS, by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, presents a comprehensive analysis of snack food marketing in the United States that examines the current status of the nutritional quality of snack foods marketed to children and teens on TV, the internet, and in schools.  It documents the amount of snack food advertising in all media by brand, company, and category in 2014, (including comparisons from five years earlier).  The project also measures young people‚Äôs exposure to snack food advertising on TV and the internet. 
The Snack FACTS project was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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