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22 June 2010

Cartoons sell kids unhealthy food

Popular cartoon characters are influencing the taste preferences of very young children, and not in a positive way, a new study suggests.

Popular cartoon characters are influencing the taste preferences of very young children, and not in a positive way, a new study suggests.

The findings, reported online in Paediatrics, reflect on the food preferences of 4- to 6-year-old boys and girls who found foods tastier when the packaging bore the likenesses of beloved TV and movie characters.

The study

 
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