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Kids may be highly influenced by athletesí endorsement of unhealthy foods
CBS News ^ | October 7, 2013, 12:24 PM | Michelle Castillo

Posted on 10/07/2013 11:56:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai

It’s hard to watch any sporting event without seeing a commercial featuring a star athlete such as Peyton Manning or LeBron James.

Now, a study published on Oct. 7 in Pediatrics shows that a lot of the foods they are promoting are unhealthy, concerning pediatricians because adolescents are among their primary viewers.

“Professional athletes wouldn’t endorse tobacco today because it would be a liability for them,” lead study author Marie Bragg, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Yale University, told the Globe and Mail. “We’re hoping one day that the same would be true for unhealthy foods.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Sports
KEYWORDS: advertisements; athletes; endorsements; junkfood
Right. The same leftist academics that gave us the “unhealthy” foods in the first place via Marxist theories on farming and food production are now trying to fight against them? I think not.
1 posted on 10/07/2013 11:56:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 10/08/2013 12:14:24 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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Athletes will be allowed to eat - and endorse - only cabbages from Moochelle’s WH Garden.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:44 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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I think there are worse things than a hamburger to worry about, if we’re going to worry about celebrity influence on children.

I think it’s the parents responsibility to set the rules, not the government.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 3:20:04 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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How much did this study cost us?


5 posted on 10/08/2013 3:50:58 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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They did a study and found that advertising works? I’m sure the ad companies and product manufacturers are shocked at this new information. They probably had no idea.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 4:34:10 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.)
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Good. Maybe I can sue the Bob Richards estate because even though I ate a lot of Wheaties when I was a kid, I never grew up to be the shortstop for the Milwaukee Braves or quarterback for The Green Bay Packers.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 4:53:04 AM PDT by driftless2
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And this study inadvertently proves that it’s important for children to have PARENTS!


8 posted on 10/08/2013 6:06:11 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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