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Have you ever wondered why children love pizza, hamburgers, sugary juices, cereals dipped in sugar and chocolate, filled cookies, and salty snacks. They have a special predilection for this type of food, which is evident in the importance they give to having tried one of these succulent delicacies when, for example, they come for a birthday and they do not stop talking about how delicious everything was.
But, in the taste for this type of flavors does not lie the key to choosing this type of food. Recent studies have shown that there is a proven relationship between food advertisements and food decisions that children do. The psychological component of the taste for food in children has been analyzed by 13 groups of researchers in 11 different countries and published in the journal American Journal of Public Health.
This study has revealed that food advertisements that are broadcast during the periods when children watch television the most, that is, between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. during the week and between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. on weekends. week, they are caloric products. Children between 3 and 12 years old see an average of five food advertisements per hour during children's hours, which mostly advertise sweet food and fast food. In fact, 10 percent of school-age children around the world and 22 million children under the age of five are overweight and obese. In light of these data, children watching television is becoming a worrying issue due to the risk of obesity, due to sedentary lifestyle and the inclination induced by certain types of foods. Fast food, chocolate and candy are, today, the favorite foods of children. Depriving them of them in favor of another type of diet is not the solution because it can generate anxiety, but having this type of food at home constantly so that children can access it at any time, in the afternoon after school or school. weekends, it hurts your health. Finding balance is the goal. From now on keep a close eye on how many hours children spend in front of the television because they get double fat. Marisol New.
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