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Salud Pública de México

versão impressa ISSN 0036-3634

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GONZALEZ-HIDALGO, Catalina. Analysis of foods advertised to childhood audience on chilean television. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, n.6, pp.691-700. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/7706.

Objective:

To examine food advertising aimed at childhood’s audience broadcast on Chilean television.

Materials and methods:

Cross-sectional study. Food advertising broadcast by 4 open signal TV channels was recorded for 12 hours daily on twelve days randomly selected. Notices were classified according to food groups and level of processing. The frequency of food advertisement aimed to childhood audience was compared with those for adults. Nutrient profile of foods advertised was described.

Results:

In 144 hours of recording appeared 530 food advertisement; 53.2% were aimed to childhood audience. The most advertised foods were sugary dairy (28.4%), sweetened beverages (25.5%), and sweetened cereals (17.7%). Of the foods advertised to childhood audience, 75% exceeds the criterion for free sugars.

Conclusions:

Chilean television advertises ultra-processed foods that exceed the limits of free sugars.

Palavras-chave : food publicity; child nutrition; food analysis; Chile.

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