Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Beware the power of suggestion, and turn off the Saturday morning cartoons. According to researchers at the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the University of Minnesota, nine out of 10 food commercials shown during Saturday morning children’s TV shows feature foods that have poor nutritional quality. During a 28-hour sample of commercials aimed at preschool- and elementary school-age kids, 91 percent of food and drink ads touted products high in fat, sodium, or added sugars.