Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Anschutz, D.J., Engels, R.C., Becker, E.S., Van Strien, T. (2009). The effects of TV commercials using less thin models on young women's mood, body image and actual food intake. Body Image, Available Online August 19.

  • This study tested the effects of exposure to television commercials
    using less thin models on mood, body focused anxiety and food intake,
    as compared to the effects of commercials using thin models.

Cortese, D.K., Lewis, M.J., Ling, P.M. (2009). Tobacco industry lifestyle magazines targeted to young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45(3), 268-280.

  • This study describes the tobacco industry's objectives developing and publishing lifestyle magazines, linking them to tobacco marketing strategies, and how these magazines may encourage smoking.

Hillier, A., et al. (2009). Clustering of unhealthy outdoor advertisements around child-serving institutions: A comparison of three cities. Health & Place, 15(4), 935-945.

  • This study used GPS devices and digital cameras to survey outdoor,
    unhealthy advertisements clustered around child-serving institutions in
    Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Austin.

Kuoa,  J.L. & Handua,
(2009). Content analysis of television advertisements aired during Saturday
morning children programming. Journal of the
American Dietetic Association
, 109(9), Supplement 1, A100.

  • This study describes the environment of television advertisements during
    Saturday morning children's programming and how these advertisements
    compare to nutrition standards.

Jones, S.C., Reid, A. (2009) .Children's magazines: reading resources or food marketing tools? Public Health Nutr.  Available Online Aug 26.

  • The purpose of this study was to quantify the nature and extent of the promotion of branded food products in Australian children's magazines.

Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.

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