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

Bell, R.A., Cassady, D., Culp, J., & Alcalay, R.
(2009). Frequency and types of foods advertised on Saturday morning and
weekday afternoon English- and Spanish-language American television
programs.
J Nutr Educ Behav, 41(6)-406-13.

  • This study investigates  food advertised on networks serving
    children and youth, and to compare ads on English-language networks
    with ads on Spanish networks.

Hoffner, C.
(2009). Affective responses and exposure to frightening films: The role
of empathy and different types of content. Communication Research
Reports
, 26,(4), 285- 296.

  • This study attempts to  measured empathy, affective responses and
    exposure to frightening films, and perceptions of how aspects of scary
    content affect enjoyment in young adults.

Lingas, E.O., Dorfman, L.,& Bukofzer. E. (2009) Nutrition content of food and beverage products on web sites popular with children. Am J Public Health, 99(S3), S587-S59.

  • The authors assessed the nutritional quality of branded food and beverage products advertised on 28 Web sites popular with children.

Nyborn, J.A., Wukitsch, K., Nhean, S., &  Siegel, M. (2009). Alcohol advertising on Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transportation
Authority Transit System: An assessment of youths' and adults' exposure. Am J Public Health, 99(S3), 644-S648.

  • We investigated the frequency with which alcohol advertisements appeared on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) transit lines in Boston, MA, and we calculated adult and youths' exposure to the ads.

Richmond, T.K., Walls, C.E., Gooding, H.C., Field, A.E. (2009).Television viewing is not predictive of BMI in Black and Hispanic young adult females. Obesity, Available Online Oct 29.

  • This study examined whether the cross-sectional association between TV viewing and BMI varied by racial/ethnic subgroups among young women in Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
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