Busy parents will tell you that fast food is easy, but many say it comes with a dash of guilt trip. Many try to limit it to once a week, and they call it ‘a treat’.
How about the advertising for those meals? Have you ever experienced your child heading straight for the toy and pushing the food aside?
No question, keeping the balance is difficult. Now Ottawa Public Health is looking into how YOU feel about marketing food to kids.
Ottawa Public Health has launched an online survey hoping to get your opinion on how we market food to kids.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can find it here.
Marketing foods considered ‘junk foods’ has been banned in Quebec for decades.
That means growing up without ‘Tony the Tiger’, ‘Trix’ the rabbbit, and one of my fav’s, ‘Captain Crunch’!
How influential is this advertising to young kids? Let’s just say that Quebec has the lowest child obesity rates in Canada for kids under 12. They also eat more fruits and vegetables.
I never bought pop and to this day, my daughter doesn’t drink it. Beware of juices which are loaded in sugar too. You’d have to eat a full bag of apples to get the sugar in a tall glass of apple juice!