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Urge media companies to stop running junk food ads during children’s programming

A new CSPI report, Changing the Channels: How Big Media Helps Big Food Target Kids (and What to Do about It), found that the number of unhealthy foods and beverages advertised during children’s programming has not decreased since 2012. However, the amount of junk food advertising to kids varies widely between channels. PBS, Univision, Disney (Disney, Disney Jr., and Disney XD), and Nick Jr.

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