The Effect of Television on the Amount and Quality of Food Children Consume
Jessica Todd () and
No 60967, 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
In experimental studies, children exposed to television food ads chose less healthy snacks and consumed more food overall, as compared with children exposed only to ads for toys. These findings, however, do not indicate that TV viewing causes a decrease in diet quality or an increase in weight. Other factors correlated with TV watching, such as neighborhood and parent and child characteristics, may be more to blame. We estimate the effect of an additional hour of television on total calories and the quality of food consumed during a day for children 6 to 18 years old. This research is the first to use a first difference (fixed effects) estimation strategy to investigate the impact of television on daily food consumption among children in the United States.
Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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