Food marketing is everywhere – in grocery stores, in restaurants, on television, on the Internet and social media, at movies and sporting events, even in schools. We are flooded with targeted content promoting foods and drinks high in fat, sugar, and salt. This repeated exposure to junk food ads can easily derail even our best intentions to eat a healthy, cancer-protective diet. Food marketing aimed at children and adolescents is particularly problematic, as they are still developing the capacity to distinguish between advertising and programming or understand the persuasive intent of advertising.
Have you made a New Year’s resolution to eat a healthier diet that helps to reduce your cancer risk? Good news – updates to the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and drinks can make it easier for you to meet your goals.
A new survey predicts that fitness trackers, high-intensity interval training and group activity sessions will be the top fitness trends in the new year – all of which can play a part in lowering the risk of cancer and overall good health.