A recent study published June 6th in the Journal of Pediatrics found than an overwhelming majority of food and drinks promoted by famous musicians were “nutrient poor”.
The musicians in question were identified from Billboard Music’s “Hot 100” chart of pop songs between 2013 and 2014.
Roughly 33% of children in America are considered overweight.
Powerful marketing and endorsement featuring famous musicians could be contributing to the health crisis U.S. children are facing.
According to a 2006 report filed by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, children and adolescents can see over 5,000 beverage and food commercials and advertisements each year.