Deceptive Food Marketing Tactics:
How To Avoid Them
Food marketers today know how to get you to want to buy fast food. They know how to make it look tasty, cheap, and fun. Their goal is to get you to spend money; to get you to buy their food and keep coming back for more. You see fast food ads on the television every day- It's up to you to decide what you will or won't believe, and what's really healthy enough for you to eat.
Money spent on fast food in 2012:
Advertisements vs. Reality
Advertisements are often not reality.
Do you want quick, or healthy?
Fast food might be quick and easy, but eating nutritiously is the way to go if you want to be healthy!
- Food companies spend $1.8 billion per year to market their products directly to children and adolescents.
- Children ages 12-14 face greater risk being influenced by unhealthy food marketing due to more independence and social media.
- Every month, 1.2 million children play food company sponsored games on the internet.