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 year and a new decade promises new understandings of the link between lifestyle and cancer risk and survivorship. But what specific trends will the new decade bring? A group of experts predict the top six trends that will play a major role.