New Webinar: How Food Companies Target Latino & Black Youth With Junk Food Ads


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8 out of 10 food TV ads seen by Latino kids are for junk food, according to a recent study.

Each year food companies spend billions of dollars on food advertising. The gap continues to rise in how much junk food is advertised to Latino and black children compared to white children.

Why are Latino and Black children targeted by junk food ads? What impact does this have on their health and overall disparities?

Find out at a new webinar on April 4, 2019, with Salud America! and its partners to learn more about exactly which companies and brands are marketing junk food products to minority groups.

Register for the Webinar!

Here are the details for the April 4 webinar below!

  • Webinar: Unhealthy Food Advertising Targeted to Hispanic and Black Youth
  • Hosts: UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Council On Black Health, and Salud America!
  • Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Time: 1-2 p.m. EST

REGISTER for the webinar!

About the Webinar

report coverThe webinar will highlight key findings from the recent report.

Findings include increasing disparities in unhealthy food advertising targeted to Hispanic and Black youth. Recommendations include how to curb junk food marketing directed at children from communities of color.

Webinar Speakers

Speakers for the webinar include:

  • Jeniffer Harris, PhD. Harris is primary author of the report. She is Director of Marketing Initiatives and Associate Professor of Allied Health Sciences at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity University of Connecticut.
  • Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD. Kumanyika, a co-author of the report, is a Research Professor with the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. She also is founder and Chair of the Council on Black Health.
  • Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH. Ramirez, a co-author of the report, is the founding director of Salud America! at the Institute for Health Promotion Research Professor. She also is Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for UT Health San Antonio.


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