Junk food is the source of almost every single health hazard that affects human. Junk food causes a lot of negatives when it comes to diseases, bacteria and other harmful events attacking humans. This is why it is important to create new campaigns that can promote healthy eating and start moving the food industry into healthier food.
A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has found a new method that can help prevent teens from being attracted to junk food. This was inspired as they believe obesity has overtaken our community and will lead to many other diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
The main problem in our community is the fact that most campaigns for kids will market junk food directly. Unfortunately, these campaigns are all successful as this is the direction teens and kids are moving towards at the moment. The team is suggesting creating interventions with kids that will help reduce the risk and reduce the marketing campaigns that pulls kids towards the unhealthy life style.
This study was published in the journal of Nature Human Behavior and is led by PhD holder, Christopher J. Bryan who is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s David S. Yeager. Dr. Bryan commented on his study named “A Values-Alignment Intervention Protects Adolescents from the Effects of Food Marketing,” saying, “Food marketing is deliberately designed to create positive emotional associations with junk food, to connect it with feelings of happiness and fun.”