Journal article

Are Primetime Diets Congruent with Dietary Recommendations? Content Analyses of Food Advertisements in US, China, and Singapore

undefined Yeo, S. L., W SHIN, undefined Lwin, M. O., undefined William, J. D., undefined Hong, Y.

Global Health Communication | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2016

Abstract

Despite public programs to promote healthy eating among populations in developed and developing countries, the increase in obesity as a result of poor dietary patterns continues to persist. As food advertising has been implicated for contributing to this global health challenge, this study aims to provide empirical evidence on food advertising in a broader global context, across economically and culturally different nations. We conducted a large scale content analysis of the types of food advertised on primetime television in the United States, China, and Singapore, which resulted in the collection of 1,008 television hours. Using the dietary blue2376s proposed by the health authorities as t..

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