How to Dine When You Have Food Allergies

faFood is the centerpiece of social life in American culture. During the holidays you gather with loved ones to take part in a traditional meal, meet with friends to catch up over lunch, or enjoy a romantic dinner.

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Television Food Commercials Influencing Kids to Demand for Unhealthy Foods

Parents have suspected all along that television commercials are leading their kids to request sugary, fatty or salty foods, and now researchers at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society in the U.K., have confirmed this suspicion.

A team of scientists found that children who watched commercials for fast food or unhealthy snacks before a cartoon were more likely to choose such foods after their program, when compared to kids who viewed advertisements for toys.

“Obesity in young children is now a major health concern around the world. Our studies highlight that there are global connections between advertising, food preferences and consumption,” said researcher Emma Boyland.

She noted that  Continue reading